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#1 vals

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

Has anyone else had none stop calls from these guys? We are on the "do not call" list and apparently this faux company is using the Bell online phone directory to make calls. Ive asked over and over to be removed from their list, but they just don't care. they hang up and then call back a couple hours later. Ive been filing complaints with INNTE-DNCL but still they call. Ugh - VERY ANNOYING!

#2 Ali

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

OMG YES me too and exactly the same thing as you, they hang up. I've tried being nice and rude and it is not working!!!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

NON stop calls!!! ugh!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

Another reason I got rid of my land line! I haven't had a telemarketer call in almost a year since getting rid of it and using cell phones only!!

At work is another story! We havent received this one, but get the captain, a$$holes asking for the serial number off our photo copy machine, susan from google, ffs we get them all and it is extremely annoying since we dont have call display (ya I know???) and cannot report the phone numbers -_____-

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

Yes...DH answered one day and told them we were not interested and honestly we couldn't afford it. Two days later they called and I answered it. Told them the exact same thing DH did...and I told them they just called two days prior and asked them to not call again. Nothing since. It's been 4 days or so.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:45 PM

They have called here so many times and have laughed at us, sworn at us and hung up on us when we asked them to not call here again. They call at least 2 times a day and today I told them that if they called here again I would blow a whistle in their ear ;)

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Yes.

My husband likes to have FUN with them. Wastes their time.
Puts them on hold for a long time (puts phone off the hook).

Pretends he's hard of hearing.

Pretends he cannot understand what they are seeking.

Asks them a done of questions.

They don't "GET IT". So he figures if they are going to waste his time and keep calling
he's going to make a hobby out of it. LOL

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:19 PM

DW just told them we have a pond so the ducks clean themselves.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Yeah, someone I know told them she only has chickens. :p

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:57 PM

Yeah, someone I know told them she only has chickens. :p


That's funny. I told them the exact same thing a few times but they still call. I also told them that we had hot water heat the other day so we don't have any ducts, so far they haven't called back. I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

We keep telling them we just had them cleaned and they just hang up. We've asked them to stop calling but they keep calling. I'm getting pretty irritated. I wish something could actually be done about it!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

People haveto file complaints. You need the number that called, name ofperon, comany name and date. These places can get fined $30000.00 for the first offense.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:19 AM

Wouldn't know. I have caller ID and don't answer numbers I don't recognize.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:51 AM

they call here too. So does a few other scams. I don't get how they can get away with it. I don't usually see a number, either its blocked or 'unavailable'..

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

Is this the company that calls from various home numbers?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:18 AM

Is this the company that calls from various home numbers?


Yes.. I've noticed that when they call, they are calling from a local number. They called yesterday from a "250" number, which is a South Windsor exchange.

I've been so frustrated by them, too! But thanks for the idea.. I like the 'hard of hearing' one. I think next time I'm gonna give them a hard time!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

yesterday i threatened to call the police for harassment yesterday. so we will see where that gets us.

#18 mysticmom

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

250 is also LaSalle.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Has anyone tried to call the number back if it was a local number?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

I think dh talked to them the other day.
I swear I will punch "Susan, my local google specialist" if I ever meet her LOL

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

Ugh I can't stand these people... I've tried being nice and when they continue to call I can't help but get rude but nothing works to make them stop calling. I tried calling a couple of the numbers back before and it always says the line is 'unavailable'.

#22 Ali

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

Yep, I've called the number right back after they hung up on me and it does not accept incoming calls.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

Time to invest in a fog horn? lol. I'd be making THEM hard of hearing.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:10 AM

the telemarketing calls are out of control, i am so so mean, i am supposed to be on a do not call list.... ya right.
i was being harrassed by the one company trying to get me to buy a cell phone, i tried everything and even resorted to a "bad move" on my part, backfired, and i eventually called the police, The cop thought i was completely nuts when i told him what i said to him.
the other ones i get nearly DAILY
~ log onto your computer, windows was comprimised
~ ( cruise horn) lucky me , i will a cruise almost DAILY, saweeet
~ are you having debt trouble...LOL ( no automated sir, far from it)
~yes MIss Susan your local google specialist
~air ducts
~every window companty to man kind

and wow i cant think of any more ATM, but there is........

#25 mom2nico

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

I love telling the Windows people that I have a Mac. lol They hang up right away. I really should go along with it and see how far they go but I just don't have time to waste. Unfortunately I don't have caller ID or I would just avoid it altogether.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:12 PM

Time to invest in a fog horn? lol. I'd be making THEM hard of hearing.



I like the way you think!

I swear that these calls INCREASED as soon as I went on the do not call list! They have gotten out of control!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:09 AM

well Friday they called my cell phone? how does that happen? i played the "pardon" "can't hear you" and when they called my house earlier in the week i gave it to my daycare child who is just 2- but LOVES to talk. it was cute!