How to stop telemarketing calls

I just come across an Interesting email doing rounds.


Ten ways to stop those credit card sales, mobile companies, insurance calls from irritating you: 


1 After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you. 


2 Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her, if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back. 


3 Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times. 


4 Tell them it is dinnertime, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speakerphone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation. 


5 Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone to your five-year-old child. 


6 Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up…. louder… louder… louder! 


7 If they start out with, “How are you today?”, say “I’m so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems………….” 


8 Tell them to speak very slowly because you want to write every word down. 


9 Cry out in surprise, “Helen, is that you? I’ve been hoping you’d call! How is the family?” When they insist they are not Helen, tell them to stop joking. This works especially well if the telemarketer is really MALE. 


10 Tell the ICICI call center guy to call on your office number – and give him the HSBC call center number. 



2 responses to “How to stop telemarketing calls”

  1. […] The telesales ladies pushes hard to sell complementary ‘Golden’, ‘Platinum’ and matching/similar numbers to your current Mobile number in ever sweet voice. I have recd two such calls since morning. Good I have recieved two call in morning itself and now I can chill (My average incoming telesales call stands at 2). I am sure you want to know how have I managed this. Follow these simple rules to avoid telemarketing calls.     […]

  2. Manisha Avatar

    Hilarious 🙂

    One of the latest that I came across was when one of my friends told the credit card guy that he is a farmer and doesn’t know what a credit card is, and he would need some one to explain to him. He asked so many questions that the guy lost it and hung up on him.

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