During the past three and a half hours, I've received ten telemarketer calls on my cell phone. They seem to be from the same company using different numbers and area codes (I stopped answering and they don't always leave a message, so I can't be sure). What can I do, and what did I do? [more inside]
posted by gladly
on Nov 8, 2012 -
The county I live in would like to survey residents regarding their preferences on specific issues. I am familiar with survey monkey type internet surveys which we will likely utilize. However many residents do not have access to internet. So we would like to make the survey available in another way like calling an 800 number, answering questions with the phone's keypad. I have searched but cannot find this kind of product. Any ideas or other alternatives are hugely appreciated!
posted by lake59
on Sep 1, 2012 -
A "free apartment locator service" won't stop calling my cell phone. Legal (U.S.) and logistical questions inside. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on May 21, 2012 -
My mobile phone is suddenly getting lots (more than 30 in the last 18 hours) of phone calls from "unknown" numbers and numbers with strange area codes. No voicemails are left. In many cases, the leading three digits don't appear to be area codes used in North America (examples include 375, 736, and 486), so these could be calls from outside the U.S. and Canda. What's going on? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Area Man
on May 17, 2012 -
Can you recommend some resources to help me learn how to write fantastic outbound calling (telemarketing/teleprospecting) scripts? [more inside]
posted by Kalatraz
on Apr 12, 2011 -
Someone just called me asking if they could deliver free copies of The National Post
for a month's trial period. Apparently I am under no obligation to renew or pay for a subscription, and they gave me a phone number and ID of the telemarketer who called me if I want to cancel.
Issues of politics and/or newspaper quality aside, would I be getting myself into any trouble if I said yes to this supposedly strings-free offer?
posted by spoobnooble
on Jun 15, 2010 -
My cell phone has been exploding with calls from Indian pharmacy telemarketers in the past couple days -- as in, upwards of 20 calls a day. The numbers are all either "Unavailable" or "000-000-0000." I've asked a few of them to take me off their lists but, as expected, that was totally ineffectual. Do I have any recourse but to change my number if this keeps up?
posted by decoherence
on May 6, 2010 -
I'm very close to walking out on both of my shitty jobs. What the hell can, and should I do with myself? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint
on Jan 18, 2010 -
What can be done about a persistent anonymous robocaller who is not easily identifiable and who does not abide by the U.S. Do Not Call registry? [more inside]
posted by Creosote
on Aug 26, 2009 -
Where can I find someone to do outbound telemarketing sales on a part or full time basis? These are cold calls.
posted by bindasj
on Feb 24, 2009 -
Why would my company get a phone call from (caller said) "customer service" and ask for the model number on our copy machine? [more inside]
posted by jaronson
on Nov 21, 2007 -
How can I shop for auto insurance without compromising my privacy? I HATE telemarketing and junk mail, so I avoid giving my name, address and phone number to anyone that might possibly sell it. I am also very protective of my SSN. [more inside]
posted by amfea
on Nov 11, 2007 -
813-840-3045. Who owns this number and how can I get them to stop calling me and hanging up. It happens 2-3 times a day and it's not just me they are bothering (see here
). Calling the number just returns a rapid busy signal. [more inside]
posted by Otis
on Jun 15, 2007 -
I made the unfortunate mistake of ordering medication from an overseas pharmacy; it was for a drug that I'd originally been prescribed in Europe, which was not available in the US (then.)... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn
on Dec 21, 2006 -
Scam? I've been contacted and told I was selected to win a prize as a thank you for filling out a survey a few months ago. I have to go to a lunch and draw for which prize I'll receive out of 5. Presumably this is a scam, and I imagine it's a Time Share sales thing. So my question is this, if I go, and withstand the stupid timeshare marketing thing, will I actually get a prize? Or will I be scammed out of that, too? The company in question is 'The Vacation Store' and this is local to Toronto, since there are a lot of Vacation Stores out there on the net.
posted by jacquilynne
on Jan 20, 2005 -
If I've started to receive recorded solicitation calls on my cell phone, whom do I call to report this to?
posted by SpecialK
on Dec 6, 2004 -