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    How to stop unwanted calls

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      How to stop unwanted calls

      Hi all

      How can i stop unwanted calls?

      Nearly everyday i have a automatic call to get rid of unwanted debt its a pain
      is there anyway of stopping it?
      its number is withheld.


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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      Join the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) here

      TPS Registration

      even if you get a call with no return number you can complain to the TPS as I assume the automatic call has a company name or number to contact for follow up.

      It'll take a couple of weeks for companys to get your number on the updated TPS list but once it's done you can get the TPS to come down on companies who ignore it like a ton of bricks.
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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      Unfortunately it does not stop those who are ' just doing some market research in your area'. Of course they don't want to sell anything, at least that is how they start out

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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      One approach to dealing with these automatic calls is as follows -- works best if you have caller ID display: The objective is to tie up the caller's line in order to delay them annoying the next person, so don't just hang up.

      Do not speak when you pick up a number-witheld call as your voice may trigger the message. Wait -- a normal caller will speak if you say nothing. Then put the phone receiver aside and get on with something else. When you return the call will have ended -- but you have tied up the line for as long as it took their system to detect no activity.

      If there is actually a person calling, you might express warm interest in what they are selling and keep them chatting as long as possible (in a famous case, someone who was fed up with sales calls always handed the caller over to a young son who would happily babble away until the caller finally hung up).

      Another approach is to start interrogating the caller about who they work for and their employer's address, how they got your number and what led them to imagine you'd be interested in their product. Demand to know caller's home address and phone number and pretty soon they panic and hang up.

      On one occasion an unsolicited caller was moved to complain "there's really no need to be be so rude to me you know" to which I replied "well, in the circumstances, I think there's every reason to be as rude as I like".

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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Unfortunately it does not stop those who are ' just doing some market research in your area'. Of course they don't want to sell anything, at least that is how they start out
      yeah you are right it also don't do pre recorded messages ever but still a good.


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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      Answer the call, give them a load of tosh to get a loan. Thank them for their interest and say that this is first time since you were made bankrupt that anyone has offered you a loan!
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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      I bought a trueCall unit - phone never gets those hated sales calls now! Expensive though Also needs "caller display" to make it work effectively.

      trueCall - your nuisance call blocker

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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      Ask BT to change your directory status so that you are not listed in the phone book. It's a bit like being ex-directory except they will still give out your number via Directory Enquiries (does anyone still do that???)
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      Re: How to stop unwanted calls

      You also need to get yourself on the "restricted" electoral roll as councils can sell your details on to whoever they like on the public roll, access to the restricted one is heavily controlled by law.
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