COLD CALLERS? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO TO THEM?
I think I speak for most when I say cold callers seem to pick the wrong times to give you a call.
If in the U.K., you don’t mind so much, but you can get really miffed about those unwanted cold calls from overseas who have bigger imaginations than Walt Disney.
Does this sound familiar;
“I’m calling on behalf of Microsoft and I can see that your computer is needing some software and also cleaned of all the rubbish”, sounds ominous and to some maybe even scary thinking someone can look into their computer even although they are posing as Microsoft staff. This little charade is positively false and is just another way of trying to screw money out of the unwary and those who know very little about the workings of a computer, the ruse of course is to trick you into buying something which you probably do not need, and obviously coming from a dodgy seller.
For those wishing to give a little back to those overseas cold callers you can in fact retaliate by doing the following, please note; I would never condone such behaviour but this way is possible if you are so inclined;
The overseas cold caller phones you at their usual time of 7.00 pm or thereabouts you lift the receiver and place it on the telephone table or similar – do not answer ->the cold caller will attempt to break the connection by hanging up ->you will then hear a distinct drone of the telephone hung up sound -> in about a minute again the sound stops and the cold caller is still trying to end the call somewhere overseas -> the good thing about this means the cold caller will never attempt to call you EVER again, especially if you have taken time out to make yourself a cuppa or be called away to help your children etc…around the same time before you yourself hang up properly.
Please note this is suggested as a temporary cure for overseas cold callers who circumvent all the rules and regulations that U.K. companies attempt to adhere to. Until such times as the U.K. and overseas communications networks devise a method to remove or bring in legislation to stop these overseas cold callers from telephoning private residences any old time of day or night this may or may not work?