don't really hate them, i just tell them sorry mate, not interested. and if they insist, i tell them i'm busy at the moment and call me some other time, which they usually don't.
but i do hate it when someone from china calls and asks me, in mandarin, if i speak chinese. For pete's sake, she's calling Australia. i just say "no" and THEY hang up.
hahaha, actually, now that you mention it i think i've come across people who've reversed pranked telemarketers on the phone before. one day i'll try too!
Last edited by pfurr; 9th December 2008 at 02:36 PM.
always receive calls from those credit card companies and insurance companies. Make me sign and sign but eventually when I don't use, after one year charge me subscription fee. Now I simply ignore them.
Received a call from a lady, think from China given the accent. Told me I won dunno-what and needs to go over on Wednesday. When I said I'm not free and don't want, she asked me for my name. Then I told her, since she told me she called me, she must have known my name, then she said "yes, but wants to verify my surname", I told her again then since she called, she should have known, she then quickly hung up
Not really hate them. It's the people who trades contacts.
The first time I get this type of calls was when I had my first credit card (Blue Amex). Actually after that on and off have a lot junk calls.
These calls died down after a while. How I did it? I didn't participate in any draws
It all went really quiet for almost 2 years. But suddenly there was another wave of junk calls. Why? *SIGH*.. I bought a TV recently from Best and filled in the lucky draws stubs.
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i dont even have a reason for them to call me! i'm still a student and i dont have any credit cards or anything. isnt that just weird.
I set my phone to accept calls from the list in my phonebook, so such nuisance calls will be directed to voicemail.
WOAH. End of the call she wanted me to head down some location there and
I told her I'm in Singapore and then her reply was classic.
"Oh you think you can fly over here to collect your winnings?"
Btw, i think your contacts have fallen into the hands of market research companies.... And there is no way back unless u change your number and make sure aft u changed it, be very careful abt anything which ask you for your number, if possible, jus leave it blank. If prompted to put fill it in, juz crap some stuff and say its against your principle to do so...
another issue is credit card promoters at bus interchange/MRT stations.
usually, i dress very sloopy, and they ignore me.
last week, at bugis MRT, saw a uncle and a citi "banker" quarrel. apparently, the banker approached the uncle to promote some stuff and the uncle called him a crook (perhaps indirectly related to the sub-prime and mini bond issues). obviously, the banker not happy and blah blah blah... ...
i do understand that everyone got to make a living. but many times, conflicts do arise.
tele-marketeers are still ok.
the worst is those china/HK scammers... "先生，你会讲华语吗？"