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    achosid
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    #719618

    gavra_at_work
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    Caller ID.

    Don’t say hello when picking up the phone, say good evening.

    and HANG UP!

    If they don’t get, they will stop

    (As opposed to if you (help) build it, they will come).

    #719619

    Don’t answer unfamiliar numbers.

    #719620

    TheGoq
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    unplug your phone when u start dinner

    #719621

    Its better than the ones I get at 3 am Israeli time on my DSL line…

    #719622

    Aishes Chayil
    Participant

    Well , my job involves telemarketing.

    You’d be surprised how many people politley decline and even thank me for calling and thinking of them.

    Be kind whatever you do. They are just doing their job.

    #719623

    Many of these people make their living collecting “tzedahah” usually gettng a % of their take….this is their job, they won’t stop so easily

    #719624

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Turn off your ringer.

    #719625

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Be kind whatever you do.

    Always a good idea.

    #719626

    apushatayid
    Participant

    “Many of these people make their living collecting “tzedahah” usually gettng a % of their take….this is their job, they won’t stop so easily”

    These people are subject to the rules governing the National Do-Not-Call registry and you may ask them to remove your name from their list (on behalf of THAT organization) if your phone number is registered, if that is your wish. If they call again they (not the organization they are calling on behalf of) risk a $16,000 fine, for each call they make.

    What I find most annoying are the robo calls where you pick up the phone and there is nobody on the line.

    #719627

    Charity and political organizations are legally exempt from the do not call registry, and are allowed to call numbers on the registry.

    #719628

    apushatayid
    Participant

    TMB, that is true of the organization itself, not a company acting on their behalf. See the rules at the FTC website.

    #719629

    apy, you may be correct, but many if not most heimisha charities call directly with volunteers.

    #719630

    apushatayid
    Participant

    TMB. Whatever means are used, one has the option to ignore the phone. There is no mitzvah to answer the phone every time it rings.

    #719631

    houseofjava
    Member

    Im not sure where I heard this from, and Im not sure how effective it is but if you pick up the phone and its a machine on the other end, push the pound key a few times and hang up. Supposedly this messes up the machines, and they stop calling you. Ive tried this a few times, but since there are so many telemarketers Imnot sure if ive reduced the number of calls or not…

    #719633

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    there is a government do not call list online at http://www.donotcall.gov, started by president Bush

    #719634

    oomis
    Participant

    If it is stam a telemarketer, you can sign up with the Do Not Call Registry, and they are forbidden to call you, or risk a heavy fine if you report them. if it is a charitable organization, they are exempt from this rule and can call you, but may not do so at too early or too late an hour. You can discourage calls by picking up the phone and then walking away. You can also tell people you do not make pledges over the phone. Or, just do not answer.

    #719636

    m in Israel
    Member

    try this one: Let them start their pitch for a minute and then interrupt them “oh, oh, I get it! You’re trying to sell me something! Oh, Boruch Hashem, I thought you were another collection agency!” :]

    #719637

    nfgo3
    Member

    a. Lobby your government representatives to end the exemption for charities from the prohibitions of the DO NOT CALL registry (donotcall.gov).

    b. Ask the caller to send something to you by mail. When you get the mail, write back asking them to drop you from the call list. You may have to repeat this process before getting results, but it helps.

    c. Tell the callers you’ve become a goy.

    #719638

    boredstiff
    Participant

    We joined the do not call list and we almost never get telemarketing calls anymore.

    #719639

    blueprints
    Participant

    hand over the phone to your little sister they should cut off after a few minutes of goo-goo

    #719640

    winny1
    Participant

    you can say “we are just sitting down to dinner. Please leave your home number so we can return the call when you sit down to dinner”.

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