that WORK! )
three little words are: "Hold On, Please..." Saying this, while
putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging up immediately)
would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room
sales would grind to a halt. Then when you eventually hear the phone
company's "beep-beep-beep" tone, you know it's time to go back and
hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.
three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.
Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?
This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records
the time of day when a person answers the phone. This technique is used to
determine the best time of day for a "real" sales person to call back
and get someone at home.
you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to
immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly
as possible. This confuses the
machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system.
Since doing this, my phone calls have decreased dramatically.
When you get "ads" enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return
these "ads" with your payment. Let
the sending companies throw their own junk mail away. When you get those
"pre-approved" letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to
2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.
Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs
them more than the regular 37cents postage "IF" and when they receive
them back. It costs them nothing if you throw them away!
The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is
according to the weight. In that
case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool
little, postage-paid return envelopes.
an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express.
Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice! Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea ! If enough people follow these tips, it will work----I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.
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