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Jan 20, 2008
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Tips   for Handling Telemarketers

Three   Little Words That Work !!

(1)The  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.

These   three little words will  help  eliminate telephone  soliciting.
  


(2)  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.  

What 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. Gosh,  what a shame not to have your name in their system any  longer !!!  

(3)   Junk Mail Help:
  
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 're-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 41  cents 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.  

One   of Andy Rooney's (60 minutes) ideas.
Send an   ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza  coupon  to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then  just send them  their blank application back!
If you  want  to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you   send them.

You can  even send the envelope back empty if  you want to just to keep them  guessing! It still costs them 41  cents.

The banks  and credit card companies are currently  getting a lot of their own junk  back in the mail, but folks, we need  to OVERWHELM them. 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.

THIS   JUST MIGHT BE ONE E-MAIL THAT YOU WILL WANT TO FORWARD TO YOUR   FRIENDS
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