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Old 06-18-2014, 12:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've tried several methods but Rachel in particular is so UNRELENTLESS.

I've tried politely requesting to be put on THEIR DNC list.

I've tried pressing the number that supposedly removes me from the call list.

I've tried feigning interest in their "service" to string them along, wasting as much of their time as possible. Occasionally that works, but many of them simply cut it short and hang up.

I've asked them for the business name; they usually hang up.

I've tried pressing the phone dial keys as they tried to speak to me.

I've given them fake credit card numbers.

I've told them, "Let me go get my wallet" and then set the phone down. I'll hang it up, oh, 20 minutes later.

My current tactic is to get the robocall, press the number that gets me to a live operator, then yell "**** OFF" into the phone as they are speaking.

But they still keep calling.

P.S. For the longest time I even told everyone I knew that I was letting my answering machine screen my calls, so please let my machine answer, I.D. yourself, then I'll pick up. That didn't work either.

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