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(News.com.au)   HA HA: Company fined for making thousands of nuisance calls. FARK: They were registering people for the Do Not Call list   (news.com.au) divider line 24
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2013-01-07 10:20:03 AM  
This thread needs more maniac laughing Quakers.
 
2013-01-07 10:20:05 AM  
This is why my telemarketing scheme is to wait for people to accidentally call ME before I try to sell em some lame crap.

STEP 1: ???
STEP 2: ???
STEP 3: PROFIT!!!
 
2013-01-07 10:20:25 AM  
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2013-01-07 10:25:12 AM  
No, they were the same company as the Do Not Call list. They were actually doing normal telemarketing calls. But yeah, still stupid.
 
2013-01-07 10:26:24 AM  
Send them to Detroit.
 
2013-01-07 10:35:59 AM  

vudukungfu: Send them to Detroit.


That's kinda harsh, man.
 
2013-01-07 10:58:38 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: vudukungfu: Send them to Detroit.

That's kinda harsh, man.


I dunno, I think a lot of people in Detroit probably deserve it.
 
2013-01-07 11:02:47 AM  

BolloxReader: jehovahs witness protection: vudukungfu: Send them to Detroit.

That's kinda harsh, man.

I dunno, I think a lot of people in Detroit probably deserve it.


"Don't pick on Detroit. Them folks livin' in Mad Max times."
 
2013-01-07 11:03:46 AM  
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2013-01-07 11:11:22 AM  
Wonder if these are the same jerks that called me at 6AM on Sunday morning with an automated message....
 
2013-01-07 11:14:11 AM  
Not ironic.

It would only be ironic if the company was fined by a judge who had been called by the company as a result of his registering for the do not call list.
 
2013-01-07 11:16:26 AM  
My favorite automated ones are:

1. "We have important information about your credit card."
I don't have any credit cards, numbnuts!

2. "You have a call, please wait on the line for the next available representative."
What? You called me to put me on hold?!

3. "You may be able to save big on your heating bill. Please stay on the line."
Then they come on with a live person, who in about 5 seconds determines that I don't qualify.
 
2013-01-07 11:21:31 AM  
*fog horn*
"This is your captain speaking. You have chosen to receive a free cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."
 
2013-01-07 11:30:05 AM  
1) Make up headline that is the exact opposite of an article.
2) ???
3) Greenlight!!!!!
 
2013-01-07 11:31:27 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: *fog horn*
"This is your captain speaking. You have chosen to receive a free cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."


I hate these farking bastards so much. I've asked to be removed from their call lists 3 times now. I guess next time I get the call I'll get a person on the line so I can threaten them with a harassment suit.
 
2013-01-07 11:56:37 AM  
Even still, if the headline were legit, registering somebody for something without their knowledge or consent, even if it's a No Call List, is bad.
 
2013-01-07 12:03:07 PM  
... real mission was collecting data for Obama's third and most illegal term ...
 
2013-01-07 12:12:53 PM  

Mentat: [imageshack.us image 600x431]


Thank you!
 
2013-01-07 12:30:15 PM  

Arumat: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: *fog horn*
"This is your captain speaking. You have chosen to receive a free cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."

I hate these farking bastards so much. I've asked to be removed from their call lists 3 times now. I guess next time I get the call I'll get a person on the line so I can threaten them with a harassment suit.


Good luck with that - it's an illegal scam, so you'll probably just get a hearty F.U. right back. About the only avenue of revenge you have is to waste their time. Next call stay on the line and mess with the person. Tell them you need to get your wallet out in the car - wait a minute or two - tell them, "oops, must be in my other pants" - wait a minute or two - etc., etc.. See how long you can string them on. It'll probably get you off their call list as well.
 
2013-01-07 12:35:33 PM  
Man, those laughing Quaker threads used to be so fun. Like a wasteland in here now.
 
2013-01-07 01:19:55 PM  

Arumat: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: *fog horn*
"This is your captain speaking. You have chosen to receive a free cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."

I hate these farking bastards so much. I've asked to be removed from their call lists 3 times now. I guess next time I get the call I'll get a person on the line so I can threaten them with a harassment suit.


Remember, the magic legal words you need to use are "put me on your do not call list" or "add this number to your do not call list".  They're under no legal obligation to remove your number from any list, ever, but they're obligated to maintain a do not call list.  The difference is splitting hairs, but legally significant.
 
2013-01-07 01:52:26 PM  

shroom: Arumat: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: *fog horn*
"This is your captain speaking. You have chosen to receive a free cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."

I hate these farking bastards so much. I've asked to be removed from their call lists 3 times now. I guess next time I get the call I'll get a person on the line so I can threaten them with a harassment suit.

Remember, the magic legal words you need to use are "put me on your do not call list" or "add this number to your do not call list".  They're under no legal obligation to remove your number from any list, ever, but they're obligated to maintain a do not call list.  The difference is splitting hairs, but legally significant.


I tried that once with a guy from Card Services. I was angry but I was very careful to speak politely. He told me to "fark off" and a few other things, and then hung up on me. The people who spam the worst with the calls are the people who just don't give a rats ass about the law, unfortunately.
 
2013-01-07 03:07:01 PM  
We get at least 2 calls every the time for "Duct Cleaning Services - we'll do your WHOLE HOUSE for ONLY $99!"
With a far-off distorted (highly compressed VoIP) +Indian accent. Spoofed with a local number.

The established HVAC firms here don't push this "Duct Cleaning". It's got to be a goddamn SCAM.

But enough stupid dumbasses around here take these scam artists up on it to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-01-07 03:29:52 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: We get at least 2 calls every the time for "Duct Cleaning Services - we'll do your WHOLE HOUSE for ONLY $99!"
With a far-off distorted (highly compressed VoIP) +Indian accent. Spoofed with a local number.

The established HVAC firms here don't push this "Duct Cleaning". It's got to be a goddamn SCAM.

But enough stupid dumbasses around here take these scam artists up on it to make it worthwhile.


Oh, I've been having fun with those guys. They don't care about the law, they know what they're doing is blatantly illegal, so I use them to challenge my creativity. Questions about ducks, pedantic detailed questions about their machines and methods and procedures, putting them 'on hold', then digging up the most annoying songs on my iTunes playlist before having lunch. I'm amazed they still call me with the hell I put them through, but now I actually get disappointed sometimes when I pick up the phone and its someone I know.
 
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