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Do not call

It seems telemarketers have jumped on what must be the expiration of the last time I signed up for a "Do not call" registry. When I first signed up, it was for a landline, and it was very straightforward. The next time was for mobile phones, and still it was fairly easy and effective. Now when I google this, there are several options. Which should I use? [more inside]
posted by whoiam on Oct 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Stop Auto Insurance Telemarketing?

About a year and a half ago one day, I received about a dozen telemarketing calls in rapid succession wanting to sell me car insurance. I haven't owned a car in about 5 years at that point so I assumed that maybe years and years ago I filled out a form and my information was passed around from lead vendor to vendor and suddenly resurfaced. [more inside]
posted by bouchacha on Jun 12, 2015 - 5 answers

Is This A Phone Scam? My Health Insurance Company Calls Me...

What can a phone scammer do with your home address and kid's date of birth? I've heard that phone scams are getting "better" in terms of sounding very professional and being able to spoof caller ID, so I'm paranoid that I just told some scammer too much. [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Dec 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Solicitation calls -- from a phone company--Best Way to Make it Stop??

Verizon is calling me from three or four similar numbers all starting with 213-223-87XX. They do not leave messages. I found out it was Verizon by calling these numbers on a blocked phone at work. How to stop this? More info inside.... [more inside]
posted by calgirl on Jun 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I Make It Stop?

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 - 8 answers

Community Survey Alternatives

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 - 15 answers

A "free apartment locator service" won't stop calling my cell phone.

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 - 10 answers

Sudden influx of calls to mobile phone

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 - 11 answers

How to write better telemarketing scripts?

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 - 1 answer

Help me get these companies to stop calling.

How do I stop unsolicited telemarketing calls? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Dec 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Information wants to be free, at least for the next month or so...

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 - 10 answers

Driven crazy by telemarketers

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 - 12 answers

You're probably wondering why I'm here, and so am I... so am I.

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 - 16 answers

How to stop (or make life miserable for) anonymous robocallers?

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 - 7 answers

Help us stop this!

Business-to-business annoying telemarketing-and making it stop-help us, hive mind! [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jul 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I find a telemarketer?

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 - 4 answers

How can I make the telemarketing calls to my cell phone stop?

Anyone know where or how can I get a grancentral.com invite? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Aug 27, 2008 - 7 answers


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 - 18 answers

How can I safely shop for auto insurance?

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 - 8 answers

How can I take down these telemarketers?

Please help me take action against an unidentified automated telemarketer! [more inside]
posted by anodyne- on Sep 29, 2007 - 11 answers

813-840-3045. Who owns this number?

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 and here). Calling the number just returns a rapid busy signal. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Jun 15, 2007 - 23 answers

All out invasion from overseas telemarketers...

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 - 10 answers

Time-share Scam?

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 - 13 answers

Reporting recorded solicitation calls

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 - 5 answers

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