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pywong
2nd June 2010, 06:15 PM
I like this. The revenge of the junk-mail victim.

I like the last one, never cross my mind to do it, starting today I will ...............


There are some good suggestions here.

REVENGE ON THE TELEMARKETER

Three Little Words That Actually Work!!

(1) The three little words: '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 sales would grind to a
halt.

Then when you eventually hear BT's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know
it's time to go back and hang up your handset....you have
efficiently completed your task.
These three little words could 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 then used to determine the best time of day for
a 'real' salesperson to call back and get someone at home.
What you can do after answering: If you notice there is no-one
there, 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) When you get those 'pre-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-prepaid return envelopes, right?
It costs them more than the regular postage 'IF' and when they are
returned. It costs them nothing if you throw them away! In that
case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in
these cool little, postage-prepaid return envelopes.

Send an advert for your local chimney-sweep to American Express...
they might need one!
Send a pizza coupon to HSBC... in case their canteen packs up. You
get the idea.
If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them back
their blank application form... after all, it is their form!

If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on
anything you return.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to keep them
guessing! It still costs them, and it is their envelope after
all… you are just returning it!!!!

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of
their own junk back in the post, but folks....we need to OVERWHELM
them, in order to stop 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 Royal Mail busy. Since the Royal Mail is saying
that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, let's help them
so they will not need to increase postage costs again. You get the
idea!

If enough people follow these tips, it will work ----

maybe you'll get very little junk mail in future.

GoldChan
3rd June 2010, 10:10 AM
this one is great! everybody should start practicing it.



I like this. The revenge of the junk-mail victim.

I like the last one, never cross my mind to do it, starting today I will ...............


There are some good suggestions here.

REVENGE ON THE TELEMARKETER

Three Little Words That Actually Work!!

(1) The three little words: '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 sales would grind to a
halt.

Then when you eventually hear BT's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know
it's time to go back and hang up your handset....you have
efficiently completed your task.
These three little words could 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 then used to determine the best time of day for
a 'real' salesperson to call back and get someone at home.
What you can do after answering: If you notice there is no-one
there, 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) When you get those 'pre-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-prepaid return envelopes, right?
It costs them more than the regular postage 'IF' and when they are
returned. It costs them nothing if you throw them away! In that
case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in
these cool little, postage-prepaid return envelopes.

Send an advert for your local chimney-sweep to American Express...
they might need one!
Send a pizza coupon to HSBC... in case their canteen packs up. You
get the idea.
If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them back
their blank application form... after all, it is their form!

If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on
anything you return.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to keep them
guessing! It still costs them, and it is their envelope after
all… you are just returning it!!!!

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of
their own junk back in the post, but folks....we need to OVERWHELM
them, in order to stop 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 Royal Mail busy. Since the Royal Mail is saying
that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, let's help them
so they will not need to increase postage costs again. You get the
idea!

If enough people follow these tips, it will work ----

maybe you'll get very little junk mail in future.