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Old 12-09-2010, 08:17 PM   #21
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In the end the people doing the work may be people, but they work for scum.
That is an aweful large blanket statement that you are making. I have done telemarketing for one of the nations largest banks. I helped people save tens of thousands of dollars by getting better interest rates on their home equity lines or loans. I would hardly call that scummy. And even as I was saving people all this money I would get those would would equate me to about equal with a child molester because I interrupted their dinner.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #22
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That is an aweful large blanket statement that you are making. I have done telemarketing for one of the nations largest banks. I helped people save tens of thousands of dollars by getting better interest rates on their home equity lines or loans. I would hardly call that scummy. And even as I was saving people all this money I would get those would would equate me to about equal with a child molester because I interrupted their dinner.
My problem with telemarketers is that if they are ignoring the don't call list, they are then violating federal law. Why would anybody deal with someone who's first step in dealing with you is breaking the law?
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:23 PM   #23
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Well if they are violating the do not call list then that is certainly a legitimate issue. I am on the do not call list, but have only ever received calls from those who are exempt.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:30 PM   #24
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I am on the Do Not Call list. I don't understand Exemptions. I do not want anyone calling me that I didn't give my phone number to. Anyone. Ever. I feel it is an invasion of my privacy and I resent it highly that anyone can have an exemption to MY privacy.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:40 PM   #25
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I agree.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #26
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I agree.
Thank you.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:44 PM   #27
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Despite being on the 'do not call list' I still get about 3 sales calls per day at my business. And I keep telling the same people who call repeatedly to F'off.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:51 AM   #28
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I'm also on the do not call list and still get calls. My responses depend on how many times I have told the same place to not call me and remove my name from their list. After the second repeat call, I have the right to be rude and I report them. Repeat calls from siding or window companies are invited to come on over...I don't tell them this if it's a first call. And I keep a notebook by the phone for listing the names of places that do call.

Three strikes and you're out. It's MY phone, It's MY number. I can answer it any way I want.
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I just tell them I'm just out of prison for fraud, they seem to share the info. I have not had a call in 2 years, you dont have to be rude, just use your noodle.
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Our local paper would call and I would say "take us off your list". Then a couple weeks later same thing. This kept getting repeated. One day I said "I have asked to be taken off the call list several times". The person responded that this was a different department and you only get taken off the list from the person's department that called you. I was quite firm with the person and we never got another call from them.
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