cold calls from UK research

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  1. liamt

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    I keep getting phone calls from these idiots up to 3 times a day and its driving me mad

    I ask them to stop and they keep calling our home phone number. I am tps registered and ex directory. They refuse to let me speak to a line manager or give me company details

    Can someone track me down a number or address please? Im off on the war path :)

    need to find a whistle, next time they call me im bursting an ear drum :laugh:
     
  2. blue max

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    Is it possible to leave it to answerphone? Most people will leave a message if they really want to speak to you (or at least people you know).
    Is it an unidentified number? I ignore those by default.
    It is very annoying I know!
     
  3. liamt

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    Haha. No, im not adjusting my life for these ****s. Time for some payback :)

    Looking for a number or address really.

    Sounds like an indian call centre but must have a uk base somewhere
     
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    Lol I did some weird freakish laugh down the phone earlier to a foreign bloke called 'Steven' as a spontaneous reply to his babble about debt consolidation....then just left him hanging.

    It was weird - even for me! :confused:
     
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    seriously, after youve answered and found out that you dont want to speak further, then simply dont. Either keep the phone to your ear and dont say another word or put the phone on the table and go and carry on with your day. They will soon give up.

    Personally i never answer an unknown number, ie one that isnt in my phone nor one with a withheld ID. As someone else has said, if its really urgent they will either leave a message or contact me by mail.
     
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    But then they have won. I dont want them to rule me. They have phoned this house numerous times, either early in the morning, late at night or afternoon, often waking my 2 year old up. As far as im concerned this is harassment now.

    I have elderly parents son im not just ignoring the phone all the time or buying caller id. Ofcom should do something but they dont have the balls and do their small fines ever go to those who are harassed anyway
     
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    Ofcom can't do anything if the caller is abroad. Nor can TPS.

    Buy a call blocker.
     
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    I try to keep them on the phone for as long as possible. I actually get some kind of twisted enjoyment out of toying with these people.

    I really should record some of my idiotic antics some day.
     
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    Truecall is your friend here
     
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    I always ask them to call me back on Liamt's number. Oh, maybe I shouldn't :)
     
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    They really, really hate it if you are argumentative with them, and constantly question why they are phoning you :) More often than not, they are the ones putting the phone down on me, rather than the other way round. They also hate it when you question why someone with such an Indian accent is called Dave or Sue.
     
  13. liamt

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    its an 0207 number so either uk based (doubtful as strong indian accents) or routing via uk somehow? i really should call them
     
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    We get great annoyance by "international call" i unplug landline;) however have registered with tps TELEPHONE PREFERENCE SERVICE. This got rid of the rest of cold callers! Takes time to kick in but works in end.
     
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    Bad news, TPS is only a temporary stop gap... :)

    they'll soon start up again...
     
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    Have fun with them, I do :devil:
     
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    I answer and just say hang on a minute and leave the phone on the side.
     
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    Done that.
    I also ask how much I get paid, after all they get paid etc. Do it right and they get very confused.
     
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    Me too though I leave the phone by the TV so they can listen to it at least.
     
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    Nice one I will do that next time, they might begin a conversation.
     
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    They have also started to pretend to be from your local (county) council, to try and sound more official. I know it is not my council, as the Indians say they are phoning from West Glamorgan council, which ceased to be about 10 years ago, but has never been updated on those postcode lists. Pointing it out also makes them insta hang up :)
     
  22. liamt

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    have tried pretty much everything. being reasonable. going mental at them. leaving for a while etc.

    they still phone back again. bastards.
     

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