By reading this story and the associated resources, you can get a reasonably good idea of what it takes to get cash out of your favorite scum telemarketers.

If you don't have the time or energy for that, consider just having fun with them next time they call.

Posted by jzawodn at May 07, 2003 08:16 AM

Reader Comments
# Jon Gales said:

I go after them with the whole, "Please place me on your company's do-not-call list for all of the businesses your company works for. Also, I would like to receive a written copy of your company's do-not-call list policy. Both of these demands are fully grounded in the *federal* guidelines your company must operate under."

Usually they get the manager because they think I'm nuts.... The manager kisses butt because he knows it's completely true. If they give hassle just remind them that the calls are recorded not for my sake, but so *they* can be fired for not following the law.

After a few months of this, I'm getting a LOT less calls. Seems there is only a handful of companies calling out... makes it easy.

on May 7, 2003 11:34 AM
# Sander van Zoest said:

Just follow this script to really get on their

on May 7, 2003 07:11 PM
# Scott St. John said:

I signed up for Verizon's call intercept service a year ago and when I see 111-111-1111 Call Intercept on my caller id I just ignore it. Went from a couple of calls per day to one every 2 or 3 months.

on May 8, 2003 01:09 PM
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