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    Insurance calls from 08005799841

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      Insurance calls from 08005799841

      I keep getting these calls from a company calling on behalf of sky calling themselves domestic and general. Pain in the fllippin behind these lot are, they keep ringing most times they hang up when i answer other times i tell them im not interested they still call back something like 7-10 times a week?!
      I think sky have sold/passed on my details as they know my name and number and the fact that i have sky subscription going threw complaints proceedure with them... anyone know how to get these numptys to stop calling??


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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      I keep getting these calls from a company calling on behalf of sky calling themselves domestic and general.
      Domestic and General run Sky Protect and are the only company approved by Sky to offer insurance for your equipment, so Sky have given them your details. - Sky Protect - beware of unofficial competitors offering Sky insurance or warranties

      To stop sales call like this register with TPS, this will stop direct sales calls. Unfortunately it will not stop the type that start, "Good morning we are doing a market survey in your area ..." which nearly always end up with them trying to sell you something.

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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      ive registered with tps already, still getting these calls... have made a complaint against domestic and general with tps and made a seperate complaint with sky but domestic and general seem to be deaf when i ask them not to call me?!

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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      I have Caller ID on my Sky line, and a suitable phone that shows incoming call numbers. I just ignore anything that comes up as 'International', 'Number Witheld' or '08xx'. They are all left unanswered. These people quickly get the idea their calls are fruitless.
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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      Quote Originally Posted by TAF View Post
      ive registered with tps already, still getting these calls... have made a complaint against domestic and general with tps and made a seperate complaint with sky but domestic and general seem to be deaf when i ask them not to call me?!
      TPS only works with 'cold calls'. In this case D&G have been given your details by Sky (who can legally call you as that's part of the Sky T&C's). Sky also state that their Partners can call you, which they are doing. So TPS isn't a valid route to stopping these calls.

      The only way to stop the calls is to contact D&G and ask them nicely to stop calling you. You've done that and they won't, so you are stuck.

      Find out details of D&G's (head office business address) and use Google to find the name of the Chief Executive (or write to the Office of the Chairman) and ask them politely to stop. It might work. Don't write to the Call Centre address.

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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      Go into your MySky account and click 'Marketing Preferences' in the MySky menu bar, tick both boxes and click Save. This removes the permission for Sky or their partners to contact you.

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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Go into your MySky account and click 'Marketing Preferences' in the MySky menu bar, tick both boxes and click Save. This removes the permission for Sky or their partners to contact you.
      That should stop future calls but as you are on D&G's current call list it probably won't stop calls in the immediate future. But it's the way to go!

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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      Quote Originally Posted by Kenedin View Post
      I have Caller ID on my Sky line, and a suitable phone that shows incoming call numbers. I just ignore anything that comes up as 'International', 'Number Witheld' or '08xx'. They are all left unanswered. These people quickly get the idea their calls are fruitless.
      Another option I used in the past was an "Anonymous caller reject" facility which cost and extra 4 per month but we rarely got any marketing calls after that. Don't know if your phone provider does this.

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      Ignore above comment...just realised your issue is not with an anonymous caller

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      Re: Insurance calls from 08005799841

      I bought a True Call box (as seen on Dragons Den). No more sales calls.... sheer bliss !

     

     

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