Here's yet ANOTHER telemarketing "work at home" pitch left on my answering machine, the second one in less than a week.
And I have screened telemarketers so aggressively that I haven't gotten one of those calls in over 6 months. Now, they're leaving these same pie-in-the-sky sales pitches on the same answering machine that normally keeps out the vermin.
Maybe this is their new strategy now that the Golden Age of Coroplast is coming to an abrupt halt?
#3. "RE: More telemarketing slime" In response to Reply # 0
I would suggest recording a greeting that asks telemarketers to put you on their do not call list. Telemarketers violate the Federal Telephone Consumer Protect Act by: Using a recorded message to call you Not saying their name, or the name of the company Not providing a written telemarketing policy to you, upon request Calling you after you specifically ask them not to.
However, if you have a business relationship with them they can call you (until you tell them to stop) do a google search on 'suing telemarketers", which provides info on suing them in small claims court. You can win $500-$1500 for each violation
#6. "RE: More telemarketing slime" In response to Reply # 5
actually I dont mind getting TM calls every once in a while. I like to talk to them and get them way off the subject talking about other things and then telling them long stories and my opinions on things. Sometimes I'll run em through the ringer and ask them all the questions about their biz and see if they know what they are supposed to say. There's some website that tells stories of how other people torture TMs. Great fun!
#7. "RE: More telemarketing slime" In response to Reply # 6
I really enjoy starting to talk to them and then asking them to hold for a few seconds because I have another call coming in. Then I come back on and get them started on their pitch. Then I put them on hold. Some of them have stayed on the line 2-3 minutes this way!