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Stop the Phone Calls: Confessions of a Telemarketer - Quicken Loans Zing BlogI’ll let you in on a little secret, if you promise not to hate me.

I used to be a telemarketer.


I know, I know, not the most honorable of professions. But it had flexible hours, decent pay, and I could do my homework while the computer dialed numbers. It was the perfect job for a busy college student.

Telemarketers can be irritating, no doubt about it. The repeated ringing of your phone at inopportune times can really get under your skin. So if you’re looking to keep your blood pressure down and your phone relatively silent, here are some suggestions for freeing your phone from those pesky – but hardworking – telemarketers.

Don’t let it ring
This is one of the biggest mistakes people make. While I can’t speak for all call centers, I’ll give you a brief idea of how our system worked. Any phone calls that weren’t answered were redialed about an hour later. The repeated calls would continue for several days until the phone number was taken out of the queue and filed away for later. The point here is that letting it ring will eventually get them to stop calling you, but only for a few days. You’ll still have to endure several days of repeated calls, and once those stop, it’ll probably happen all over again.

Don’t hang up
Picking up and hanging up has the same effect as letting it ring: we’ll just call you back later. And silently hanging up after initiating a conversation is just as bad. This is extremely irritating, and the system will force me to call you back until you let me know whether or not you’re interested. After all, if you didn’t say goodbye, how could I know if we got disconnected or if you were genuinely not interested?

Don’t pretend to be interested
As a telemarketer, I worked on a commission. Getting someone to answer the phone was the hardest part; when someone did actually pick up, I tried desperately to make a sale. Many people would answer the phone, and to be polite, listen to me for 30 seconds or so. Then they would hang up without saying anything. If you know you’re not interested from the outset, tell me. It’ll save both of us time, and it won’t hurt my feelings.

Don’t be rude
Let me just start by saying that telemarketers are people too. This means two things:

  • They’re not evil.
  • They can get frustrated, like anybody else.

When you’re working in an industry where you’re constantly being yelled at, hung up on, and treated poorly, it’s easy to have a bad attitude. While a telemarketer will never, ever be explicitly rude, some telemarketers can become downright vindictive after a hard day. I had co-workers who’d call rude people back just to be irritating. Was it wrong? Yes. Did it still happen? Absolutely. Be nice to your telemarketer, and they’ll be nice to you.

Don’t lie
Give your telemarketer a little credit: They know when you’re lying. People often try to shake telemarketers by telling them that the person they’re trying to reach is out of town. If you tell me that the homeowner is out of town for two weeks, I’ll call you back in two weeks, simple as that. I’ve heard every excuse in the book: vacations, broken toes, gunshot wounds, jail time, and one woman even told me she couldn’t talk because her stairway had collapsed. People are creative. While their extravagant lies sometimes gave me a good chuckle, they wasted everyone’s time. Lying to your telemarketer is usually a lose-lose situation.

Use five simple words
The best technique for curing your phone line of unwanted calls? Answer the phone and say “take me off your list.” If you’re one of those well-intentioned folks who say that you’re “not interested,” we’ll probably call you back in a few days. Why? Purchasing phone numbers can be expensive, so companies will call you as many times as they legally can just to try to make a sale. If you’re truly “not interested,” you can avoid the calls by telling them explicitly to put you on their do not call list. By law, your phone number will be permanently taken out of the queue, and you won’t receive calls from that company again.

Get on the National Do Not Call Registry
Since February of 2008 it’s prevented most telemarketers from doling out unsolicited calls to annoyed consumers. It’s really easy to register. Just head over to their website, and enter the phone number(s) you wish to add, as well as your email address. You should stop receiving calls within 31 days.

Be aware that placing your number on this registry won’t stop all calls
If it did, I wouldn’t be writing this article. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), calls from, or on behalf of, political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors are still permitted, as are calls from companies who you have an existing business relationship with, or companies to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. To break it down for you, certain groups can call you, and so can anyone to whom you’ve given written permission. Which leads to my next point…

Don’t give out your phone number unless you really know where it’s going
People always demanded to know how I got their number. The truth is, I didn’t know. They could have called our hotline for information, requested information from our website, or more likely, provided their phone number to a third-party website who sold us their information. If you enter your phone number online, read the fine print to make sure they won’t be selling it.

My experience as a telemarketer gave me a lot of insight into the best ways to deal with telemarketing calls. While some of these techniques may not work for all telemarketing calls, many of them will. Just try your hardest to remember that telemarketers are hardworking individuals, just like you. By being polite, answering the phone, and requesting to be placed on their do not call list, you can stop the phone calls, and give the telemarketer more time to call customers who may actually be interested.


This Post Has 133 Comments

  1. That’s all great and stuff. YOUR COMPANY is the one that has been randomly and kind of over-enthusiastically spamming the ever-loving crap out of my phone. I don’t know where you got my number, but for your 336 area, tell them to stop calling people. Not everyone wants a new mortgage… especially me. Bugger off. Your company has called me at least 10 times this week already. More before that. I’m never going to answer and I’m never going to give you business.

    1. Agreed. I have received 9 calls in the past two days from Quicken Loans. I have asked repeatedly to be removed from your list. I will use the form you linked to, but before you ask us to “be nice to your telemarketers,” put policies in place that respect your potential customers. We will NEVER use QuickenLoans and if anyone mentions they’re thinking of using you, we will definitely dissuade them.

      1. Hi Cassi:

        I’m going to get this to our team so we can get you removed from our system and look into your experience. We never want to hear one of our clients feels this way. We appreciate you reaching out!

  2. Not to be too awkwardly bold here, but your suggestions are a bunch of crap. telemarketers do not respect the Do not call registry list, they do not take you off their list when you give them the five deadly words. They’re rude, they don’t listen to you and talk over you,. In general these poor sad people that can’t find another job except for something that wastes time for people that have phones to get valid phone calls have a miserable way of life. I use a wonderful application called “should I answer” on my cell phone that allows me to filter out anybody that’s not in my contacts and I don’t want to talk to. Now that the White House has signed legislation into place that will limit, restrict, and hopefully shutdown telemarketing services when calls are not desired by allowing carriers like Verizon AT&t and Sprint to filter these out before they even get to me, life might be a little bit quieter.

  3. There is an app you can get for your cell phone, I think it’s 5.00 a month called Robokiller.
    This app intercepts Telemarketing / Robo Calls, answers the call for you and keeps the telemarketer on the phone for 5 or 10 minutes.
    It also records the calls so you can go back for a good laugh.
    I understand some people are trying make a living with legitimate companies but for the most part, the calls are coming from scammers.
    With technology the way it is today, people are smart enough to and can do the necessary research to find legitimate companies to do business with of Their choice.
    I don’t need someone calling me about replacing my windows, roof or other home repair.
    If I need that work done, I will talk to friends neighbors and people I trust, and not just rely on some voice on the other end of a phone.
    Recently I have been getting a lot of calls from Quicken, I do have a loan with them but I’m not in a position or interested in “Refinancing” my loan.
    I tell the reps that have called me this on several occasions but they still keep calling me.
    At this point, I’m not going to even think about coming to Quicken for a refinance or new mortgage due to the number of calls I’ve been receiving. If I tell one Rep NO, then they should note that and my number taken out of the queue.
    I shouldn’t have to login to anything and update or change anything.
    If Quicken is such a reputable company, they will stop with stupidness and respect their current and future customers.
    People talk and if anyone asks me, I will tell them to stay away from Quicken.

    1. Hi Phillip,
      I’m very sorry to hear about your experience. I’m going to get this over to our Client Relations team so they can take a look at your situation and make sure it’s taken care of. Additionally, you can use this link to opt out of future communications. Have a wonderful day!

    2. The problem with anything that disrupts robocalls is that some school districts are now employing robocall systems to get the word out to families. We signed up w/ nomorobo, and enjoyed the silence, but missed important announcements; so we had to stop using it. There was an emergency at my kid’s school, and I am glad I was alerted to the situation, but the trade-off is living with the rest of the robocalls. Also, when I started to comment here, I noticed that something popped up and tried to offer me the opportunity to “refinance.” LOL ~ so is this just another ploy to get my info.? FANTASTIC. I’ll just scroll down to that comment where it tells me how to remove have my info removed…

      1. Hi Kate:

        We do want to give people the opportunity to take advantage of our main business which is helping them with mortgage financing. However, your comments in our system are completely disconnected from lead forms. You won’t be contacted. Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts.

  4. On my Samsung S8, if I see a call come in from a number I don’t recognize, I end it. Then if there was no message left, I bring up the call log and call the number but a split second later end the call and an option to block the number appears. I then block the number.

      1. Telling them your not interested and being nice doesn’t work!! I have been receiving calls about 0%interest on my credit card forever now they tell me it’s my last chance that was 100 calls ago!!

  5. “Don’t let it ring” HOW? If I pick up I get a call back. If I let it ring, VM picks it up. Please elaborate. They don’t take you off the list even when you tell them and when you block them, they just call back with a slightly different number.

    1. Hi Rebecca:

      I understand your frustration! By “Don’t let it ring,” we mean that you should answer the call and explicitly say, “Take me off your list.” Legally, the company is not allowed to call you again. To help ensure that you don’t receive a call from another company, register your number for the National Do Not Call Registry. Hope this information helps!

  6. Getting telemarketers to stop calling seems difficult, but here are a few hints to help make it simple enough for anyone to do it. I know for a fact these tips work…I use them and now I only get telemarketing calls about 1-2 times per MONTH on average (sometimes I don’t get them for 4-6 months at a stretch).

    1. Remember the two basic rules of telemarketing calls. Firstly, the vast majority of telemarketing calls you will get are SCAMS. Obviously, they are going to ignore the fact that someone is on the Do Not Call registry. Secondly, there is free software available that can spoof any number. Therefore, you never really know who is calling you.

    2. Waste as much of the telemarketer’s time as you can. If you screw with them, they will generally refrain from calling back. An easy trick is to call the number that appears on your caller ID (works great if they claim to be from the IRS or DirecTv). When they answer, be creative- scream at them for not delivering your pizza on time…ask them for a Slurpee and a hot dog…sing the “ABC Song”…whatever makes you laugh. This can be a lot of fun…seriously.

  7. I have repeatedly asked Quicken Loans to stop calling me! I’ve even blocked the number but you just call me again from a different one. I’ve told your company I’m going with a different mortgage company and to take me off your list. What do I have to do to get you people to stop calling me????

      1. Hi zing admin, you are criminal scum and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

        “removing someone from your call list” is not enough, and linking to a quicken form which will likely put me on more lists isnt enough. YOU need to take a look at the federal DNC list, and YOU are legally obligated to maintain your own DNC list.

        1. Hi Will:

          I can remove you from our call list if you send us an email to Sarah@quickenloans.com with the phone number you’re getting calls to. I can’t find an active lead for you with your specified email address.

          I want to make clear that we respect the federal do not call list. However, the do not call legislation doesn’t apply if you fill out a lead form with us or lead aggregator services like Lower My Bills and Net Money Wizard. You’re raising your hand and saying you want to be contacted in regards to a mortgage. If you ask to be opted out after that point, we will do so. I understand your frustration and we will get you opted out as soon as possible.

          1. That’s funny, because you have several class action suits against you, some of which are ongoing, for illegal telemarketing. My attorney is about to initiate one against you, because you refuse to stop calling my husband’s phone ,even after we told you to stop. So quit lying, when you are guilty of ignoring the TCPA.

          2. Hi Vikki. We’re very sorry to hear about this. Please follow this link to have your information removed for all communication and provide your husband’s phone number when prompted.

            Please know we take this very seriously and will follow up with our client care team to address this as well. We’re forwarding your information to the team and someone will reach out to you.

  8. One day I realized that I was able to get the telemarketers to stop calling me by just making a new greeting on my answering machine that has a long pause after I say “Hello”.
    What you have to do is say, “Hello” and then wait 2 seconds.
    Then I say “I am sorry but we are unable to come to the phone right now, so after the tone would you please leave a message “.
    The “Hello” with the long pause will cause their computers to think there is a live person on the phone and then it connects you to a real person – A phone solicitor.
    Then after they hang up on you by pressing “Release” on their phones 2 or 3 times, their computer system will automatically take your number off of their auto dial list.
    ” Hello ” —— I am sorry but we are unable to come to the phone right now , so after the tone would you please leave a message “.
    Also if everyone would do this the telemarketers will go out of business in a few weeks. The reason this will happen is because their computers dial hundreds of numbers at a time looking for someone to say Hello and now hundreds of answering machines will say Hello. 🙂

  9. Everyone needs to make a new greeting that says’ ” Hello” then pause for 2 seconds and then say ” I am sorry but we are unsable to come to the phone right now. So please leave a message after the tone.”
    Now the call centers computer will think there is a live person on the phone and then connect to a live person at the call center. Now they will be talking to your answering machine. Every one needs to make a new greeting. Today

  10. my great grandkids have had to work as telemarketers. some did ok, but for the most these are commission only jobs and they are simple trying to pay rent & eat. For such a “rich” country, we do very poorly for the average caucausion single parent household. As an older 80 year old, I don’t have enough income to support them all. I hate calls that always come at dinner time, or GOD forbid, yesterday at 6:30 a.m. waking me up. I hang up, but someone says not to, I say please take me off your list, but in listing the calls that come thru- they were, 2494, 2495, 2495, etc , get the point. The employees don’t call, they are all rotary. Emplyees catch the ones that answer.

  11. Christine Brackel MAY have been a telemarketer at one time, & for the most part, what she said is correct. Except for the Do Not Call Registry. It’s my experience that my telemarketing calls have INCREASED since I registered my number. Why? Because with the increasing popularity of cell phones & the internet, it now costs telemarketer (both legitimate & not) next to nothing to call just about anywhere. They use stolen or spoofed caller ID’s to make the unsuspecting target they’re getting a call from a reputable company. Case in point, I just received a call from someone claiming to be from LendingTree. I have never filled out a loan app or even been on their site. Told her no thanks, wasn’t interested, hung up & blocked the number on my cellphone. Did a little research online, there is NO LendingTree office in the city the caller ID app in my phone said the call originated from. Called it back (after I blocked MY caller ID) The number was disconnected. This tells me the caller was using a robodialer with a spoofed caller ID.
    It’s fine to register with the Do Not Call Registry. That stops some calls. The best thing you can do is get yourself a phone with call blocking capability, other at least get yourself a good call blocking app. Do not answer calls from numbers you don’t recognize. When you do get a call, let it go to voicemail…you can always delete that, then block the call. Yes they can call back with a different spoofed caller ID. Block that call, too. Eventually, the calls do start to come with less frequency. It’s frustrating, but since we’re all addicted to our technology, this is the price we have to pay to have that technology.

    1. The problem with blocking the spoofed numbers (because I call them back sometimes and they are legit #’s), is I’m afraid they may use a number from somebody I actually know and then I’ll never hear from that person again because I’ve blocked their number.
      I don’t understand how spoofing is even legal and why isn’t something being done about it? I called Verizon to see what my options are as far as the spoofing; I was told “they are working on it” but other than that, I just have to deal with it. Yay…
      Since then, I’ve filed a complaint with the FCC for every call I get with a legit number. As far as spoofed numbers, I make sure to ask which company they are calling from so that I can file against them as well and make note that said company is using spoofed numbers. Not sure it will do any good but I’m exhausted with the phone calls.

  12. Do not call registry is a joke. All of this advice is a joke. Download Mr Number for free. It keeps calling registry and blocks all reported spam. Nothing else will work.

  13. I am bombarded by these calls 3-8 times a day on my work cell with no success in getting it stopped. What these companies fail to understand is that due to their harassment and total disrespect of my time, I will never ever use them in fact this turns me of using anyone within the solar panel. contractor, car and health insurance industry. YOUR MISSING THE POINT WITH WHOM YOU ARE TARGETING and I will NEVER NEVER EVER USE ANY OF YOU. No one ever takes my name off their list as I am still on it after 2 years of these calls. FYI not everyone lists in the small print that they sell on your phone number. As the consumer, we are all being abused and this is not what AMERICAN SERVICE should be or has been know for in the past.

    1. You got it right, suzi. I’ll be more than happy to waste as much of their time as possible. Then perhaps they’ll go get a real job. One that doesn’t cause the rest of us to waste out time.

  14. I get 20 to 25 calls per day but I don’t get angry at the poor slob on the other end. I understand there few jobs for people like himself. I am always very polite and answer all their questions thoughtfully.

    My goal is to keep them on the line as long as possible, if you don’t say no they will still think there is a chance they can get money from you. I’ve had stock broker telemarketers on the line for over an hour. If their talking to me they are not bothering other good citizens. I consider it my civic duty, I really get a good felling about myself.

    I am wasting their time, not mine, I can do the dishes, paint walls do laundry … Why, because time is money. If just a small percentage of people did this, telemarketing would cease to exist.

    There is no need for telemarketers. I know what I need to spend money on, I know how to research a product or service for myself. They have helped to unravel the social fabric. They are the reason we have caller ID. They are the reason we don’t bother to get up and answer the phone. One of the biggest causes for the financial meltdown was refi telemarketers deceiving people on the phone.

    I should not have to join the do not call list or anything this is my phone not theirs. I prefer to talk them to death, it’s fun and not as easy to do as you think. A flat affect helps, it works better sound stupid, they have heard all the clever remarks and will hang up on you and move to the next sucker.

  15. Kevin, you are answering each of these questions with I will have you removed. Can you share any details on efforts by QL to use any of these comments to change the policy and process of mining customers? I also took the bait on the harp refi. The impression is that I will receive via email or immediate information. Not once I click submit, an immediate phone call and persistent calling from that point on. This is disrespectful of the potential customer and a real turn off to respond. If the true intent is to make a sale, why not do positive things that produce results. Be less deceitful and transparent like saying once you hit submit, you will receive a phone call . none the less I have blocked the calls and won’t answer and take my chances of two weeks of harassment as this article states. Sad. If you would , remove me as well. Jim

    1. Hi Jim:

      First, I would like to apologize for your negative experience. We never want to here one of our clients feel this way. I would like to address some of the issues you bring up.

      When I get complaints such as yours about not wanting to receive phone calls from us anymore, I opt you out of phone calls and get it over to our client relations team to analyze the situation. This feedback is taken into account.

      In terms of your feedback as to the timing of the calls, I’m going to make sure this gets forwarded on. Thanks for reaching out.

      1. Same thing happened to me. I wanted a completely electronic experience and ended up having to repeatedly decline phone calls while I was at work.

        I’ve recently updated my preferences on the quicken loans do not call/email list. By making this comment, I am not giving permission, approving nor implying approval that you are allowed to email me in the future. Do not call, text, or email me ever again.

        1. Hi Katheri:

          I’m sorry your experience with us didn’t meet your expectations. I’m going to make sure you’re fully opted out of our system and I’ll send this over to client relations look into your experience. I can’t find your lead based on your email address, but if you would like to provide the phone number at which you are receiving the calls to Amanda@quickenloans.com, we can get you opted out.

          Kevin Graham

  16. The one thing you didn’t cover is when companies completely ignore the do not call list and my request to be removed from their call list. A company call the Mortgage Center just hangs up on me when I ask to be removed, then calls me again in the next day or so. I get at least 3 calls per week!

    What do you suggest?

    1. Hi Jeffrey:

      I would look into services that block specific phone numbers. There may even be a way to do this on your phone.

  17. I have a loan with Quicken Loans®, and I’m perfectly fine with the company, but by mistake I read an article about HARP and now I get 3-4 phone calls a day! On top of the fact I actually talked to a person from Quicken, who was very nice, and was told it would not to benefit me to refinance now. I actually answered one of the many calls (after I talked to someone and was told I shouldn’t refinance) and told them this, and yet I STILL get multiple calls a day. Plus, why do you have to be sneaky and call from numbers with my area code when I know you’re in Michigan? This smells of scam to me every day of the week! I get this is a business, I get this is a job for people, but when you actually follow through and talk to people and tell them you’ve ALREADY dealt with someone, and still get calls it’s frustrating for sure! There is a better way to do this. Call ONCE, leave a message if no one answers, if they are REALLY INTERESTED, they will call back. If you pay so much for phone numbers that you have to harass people, it’s time to stop doing this.

  18. Yeah, I’m not buying it. Telemarketers are the worst and the fact that you took the job knowing how awful they are, I have zero sympathy for the “we’re people too” plea. I get calls every single day 5-10 times a day from telemarketers. I’ve blocked every single number that comes through. I’ve tried talking to them. I’ve done exactly what you said and said “take me off your list”, but guess what? They just sell my number to someone else. They’ll call on one number out of my area code and then call me again with my area code two seconds later. I’ve tried saying you have the wrong number, but they still call. They think that I’m the owner of my parent’s house and so I get calls trying to refinance, trying to remodel, trying to whatever. It’s a waste of my time, it’s a waste of your time, it’s a waste of everyone’s time and no matter how many times I explain it to these people I still get calls. So, yeah you may be people too, but you’re jerks.

  19. I’ve been getting calls for 2 weeks now, those people are saying that I was trying to refinance something or whatever I told them not to call again blocked their numbers but I’m still getting calls. This is bull honky.

    1. Hi Dawson:

      If you’re referring to us, I’m having a hard time finding a record for you in our system based on your email address. With that being said, if you go ahead and email Amanda@quickenloans.com with the phone number at which you’re receiving the calls, we can be sure to go ahead and get you opted out. Hope this helps!

      Kevin Graham

      1. The reason you can’t find people based on their email addys here is probably because they’re smart enough to have made or used one that they use when they don’t want to be pestered by telemarketers and the like. I was looking for a HELOC , inquired and started getting bombarded with mortgage only companies like Quicken. BTW I just tried something on your website and if I put that I have a $0 mortgage (my home is paid off) it will not let me go to the next page after telling me it has something for me better than a HELOC. Having pop ups on this page doesn’t help either. Quicken is starting to look just as bad as the worst of the loan and telemarketing companies. Please leave people alone unless they’ve specifically come to you for something. If they ask for a HELOC they probably have done the research and know what it is they want. Stop wasting people’s time. I’m with suzi up above in that I’ll not do business with you or anyone else that employees deception and wastes my time and I’d certainly not recommend you to my friends. Leave us all alone unless we contact you and then don’t try and string us along into something we’re not interested in and didn’t ask for.

        1. Hi Craws:

          I’m sorry to hear you’ve had this experience with us. I’m going to get this over to our client relations team to have someone look into it. Although we don’t offer HELOCs, we do value your feedback.

          Kevin Graham

  20. I keep getting calls from multiple different numbers all from Quicken, I explain to these people that they are chasing cold leads from a year ago and that they are wasting there own time as well as mine. Each time I ask politely to remove me from whatever robot list they have and they are nice about it and say they will oblige, after the call ends I block that number. But a few weeks later again “BAM”! Hi this is so and so from Quicken Loans® blah blah blah. I wouldn’t get a loan from this creep troll farming clan called “Quicken” in a bajillion years. If I could join a class action suit against these morons I would in a heart beat. Maybe I will start one on my own. Cheers!

    1. Hi Ben:

      I’m sorry to hear about your experience. I’m going to get this over to Client Relations and make sure we get you opted out as well.

      Kevin Graham

  21. Oh, the irony of reading this on the Quicken Loans® website! Quicken Loans® telemarketing is the worst, the most persistent telemarketing harassment EVER. I’m getting four or five calls a day from QL. I will refi my house, but my experience with QL has made me decide NOT to refi with them. They stink of desperation and creepiness, like the stalker who can’t stop calling. Ick.

    1. Hi Janet:

      I’m sorry to hear you feel this way. I’ve gone ahead and opted you out of all phone calls from us. With that being said, I do see that your lead came from Lending Tree. If you want to opt out of calls from other lenders, you’ll have to contact each of them individually. Hope this helps!

      Kevin Graham

    2. Ditto, within SECONDS of clicking ok on a refinancing thing, I was getting calls. How about you let a potential customer LOOK OVER the offers before calling every 30 minutes? Its gross and makes me not want to do business with your company.

      1. Hi Shannon:

        I’m sorry you’ve had this experience. We can opt you out and I’m going to get this over to our Client Relations team.


  22. I have tried all of those suggestions and I still get multiple calls from the same telemarketer every day. A couple of years ago I had to have my phone number changed to stop these harassing phone calls. That lasted until today, but this time it was from a man. He’s called five or six times today despite the fact that I’ve asked him to stop calling.

    1. Hi Laurie:

      You may be able to block the number on your phone or through your phone company. I do know there are also services you can pay for that will screen telemarketer calls in real time and block them for you. If your phone only rings once, you ignore it. Hope this helps!

      Kevin Graham

  23. I tried the do not call registry, tried telling these lowlife turds to take me off their list and I tried blocking their numbers. Nothing works. Telemarketers are subhuman filth. I happily answer when they robo call me from their spoofed number and I insult everything about them from their loser job and to the likelihood that they have no idea who their father is. I continue until they hang up on me and I count it as a win. They will never, EVER get a penny from me and I will waste their time and ruin their day and it cracks me up. Ah the little things…

    1. Telemarketing can be unwanted at times, but no one is subhuman. Everyone is just trying to do a job. Block them, but there’s no need for insults.

  24. Don’t pretend to be interested? Now that I know it’s wasting your time, I will continue to pretend to be interested. I’ve had it with these calls. I try to be polite, but they just don’t have a clue.

    I’ve tried the “I’m a not a homeowner” and that worked for a while, then they had the nerve to tell me that I’m lying and their records show that I live in the area so that I must be a homeowner.

    Now, I just tell them I’m “undocumented” with a stolen SSN and they want nothing to do with me.

  25. I got 12 phone calls from Rapid Refund yesterday and they are all a robo call. They actually answer your questions and make it sound like you are talking to a live person. They have been calling me for weeks and I have blocked the calls only to have them call from a different number and these are 900 numbers. If they do not stop I am going to be forced to change my phone number! When I try to be nice they say “taking you off of our do not call list” and 30 min. later they are calling again! Why can’t my phone company do something? They told me that these are not even registered phone numbers and why would anyone want to do business with someone harassing you in this manner anyway? What are they getting out of this torment?

  26. It’s not true what the former telemarketer said about telling them ” Do not call his number again”. I have done it countless times with the same telemarketer. The Do Not Call registry is not worth the paper it’s written on. They only play by their rules. I can’t believe that our law enforcement cannot set up a sting operation and get these people. Let someone send money or a money order to the address they want it sent. Have another undercover person go to that address and see who actually gets the money and arrest them. Rhen seize any and all money they find, or the person has in the bank and use it to help catch other telemarketers.

  27. Ok Miss Brackel. Would you care to explain the annoying telemarketer tactic that plays the phone company’s ‘If you would like to make a call, please hang up.’ message followed by the off hook tone to people’s answering machine?

  28. Never answer your phone unless you know who is calling and you want to talk to them. Never answer unknown numbers. Mute the ringer on your cellphone or turn it off on your landline, if necessary. Record an outgoing message that tells callers the line is not answered due to the high volume of crank calls and asks them to leave a message. The message should also tell telemarketers to stop calling this number, that repeated calls without leaving a message will be reported to the FCC, and repeated calls after you have not returned their call will be reported to the police as telephone harassment. This is much easier with cell phones, which track calls and provide a record, but you can do it with a landline if you subscribe to caller ID. If everybody adopted “do not answer” the telemarketing industry and the debt collection industry would collapse.

  29. This is a hilarious article. Telemarketing doesn’t work as you describe. Why should I provide any honest information about anything, including what I’m interested in, to companies that won’t even call me on an honest phone number that I can block. I don’t owe you any conversation at all. Your comments about not hanging up on telemarketer calls effectively sound like blackmail – “if you don’t talk to us we will harass you until you do.” And when I say “I’m not interested” to telemarketers, the general response is not “thank you, we’ll take you off our list.” It’s “why not” “we have a great product and you are unreasonable not to be interested” “here lets’ take up twenty more minutes of your time.”

    What your article doesn’t seem to comprehend is that the fact that I have a phone doesn’t mean that I have issued an open invitation to you to invade my privacy to sell your products. And I can’t block your calls, I can’t identify your repeated calls because you use rotating numbers, and you won’t stop your repeated calls. People yell because its insufferably rude to interpose yourself into the privacy of their homes, their personal cell phones, and their businesses for the sole purpose of trying to sell them something. And when 40 different companies are doing it every day, we don’t give a damn about differentiating between the “nice” telemarketers and the “bad” ones. There are no good options for stopping this process, and the do-not-call list is a joke. The problem with this article is that you somehow assume that the entire process of telemarketing is not inherently rude.

    It is. When you make yourself a part of an industry that traffics in rudeness, you should not be surprised when people respond in kind. Find a different way to market your product, and then I’ll give you credit. Otherwise, please stay out of my house. If you repeatedly come in uninvited, there’s a good chance you’ll get yelled at.

  30. Don’t be rude??? Screw that. Using aggressive and intrusive sales tactics UNSOLICITATED will absolutely produce a very rude and obnoxious response. Get on the Do not call registry? I have been on the Do not call registry since 2009. Just checked and my registration is still active so clearly quicken loans does not respect that list. Don’t need or want a home loan but if I did, no way I would use quicken loans EVER!!!

      1. My advice to all is to get NoMoRobo @ NoMoRobo.com. Its free and works well. True, you have to have internet phone service and it won’t work on your cell phone, but for those of us who have VOIP (Internet Phone) Service, this works. I keep the phone on low ring. If it rings once and stops, a robo call has been blocked. More than once it is a legit call 99% of the time. For the 1%, I add their number to the list. All of us adding numbers, helps each other out for the future. I take a dark pleasure when a call is blocked….sometimes 6-8 a day! I just don’t pay attention to the first ring………..

        1. Hi Elaine:

          Amanda McIlroy is a real person that works is a resolution advocate on our client relations team. If you would prefer, you can also email me directly and I can opt you out. I’m going to send you an email right now.

          Kevin Graham

  31. I submitted an inquiry to Lending Tree and whoah!!!! I got a flood of calls from a bunch of different lenders, Quicken Loans® being one and after constantly being called by many of them, I told them to stop calling and allow us to digest all the information we had received from them. Quicken Loans® is the worst at 3 – 4 times per day and in some cases, it’s a different person. Lending Tree is deceptive in saying, “Banks compete and you win” because truly if they all competed, they would all look at the overall “project” and put together their proposal and allow the client to select which mortgage would be best, not bombard you with why were better than the other guy, etc.. Quicken Loans® still calls me on a daily basis after I asked them to stop. At this point, even if they presented us with the “best” package, I wouldn’t go with them just because they don’t respect our request to stop calling us.

    1. Hi Steve:

      I’m very sorry to hear you’ve had this experience with us. We can definitely get you opted out of phone calls, but I’m having a hard time finding your lead based on the email address you provided. If you email Amanda@Quickenloans.com with the phone number you would like opted out, we can definitely take care of that for you. Sorry about this, but we hope you have a great night.

  32. There’s a sure fire way to get these calls to end quickly – tell them you are not a home owner. Just politely interrupt them, and say “I’m a renter”. The call will end. The CALLS won’t end, but that specific call will end quickly. There seems to be nothing you can do to stop the calls from coming in, but once you pick up, and hear “Hi, I’m from the home center…” or whatever other service they are pushing, just politely tell them “I’m not a homeowner, I’m a renter”. If they question you, just repeat, “I’m not a home owner, I’m a renter.”

    That said, wow, renters have all the luck.

  33. Interesting comments re Quicken Loans® – I was actually thinking of calling them until I read about their calling policies – now there is NO CHANCE i will use them for a refi.

    When I die and go to hell, my job will be to stoke the fires under the circle of hell reserved for telemarketers – and I intend to do a MASTERFUL job!!!

    1. Hi Mike:

      I’m sorry to hear you feel that way. We do call our clients and those that are interested in getting a mortgage with us. However, it’s important to us that this is not excessive. We do understand that our clients have lives. Many times when the client is receiving multiple calls about a mortgage within a few minutes, it’s because they’ve submitted the information to a service such as Lending Tree or Net Money Wizard that send their information to multiple lenders so they can get multiple quotes.

      We try to be very respectful of our clients’ time. I hope this helps clarify things.

      1. Respectful? Haha.
        I filled out my phone number on LendingTree this morning, and didn’t even finish the form. Now I’ve had “Quicken Loans®” call me 3 times in the last hour.
        It’s so bad that I had to find these blogs to find out if it was a scam or not.

        1. Hi Jason:

          I’m sorry to hear you’ve had this experience. I’ve gone ahead and opted you out of phone calls. If you get calls from other lenders, you’ll have to opt out with each of them individually.

          Kevin Graham

  34. Here’s the thing. I’ve had 28 robo calls to my office with noone there when I pick up from the same number… guess what. I’m not going to be nice to you when you finally are there when I pick up. I didn’t ask you to call, you have interrupted my work day 28 times for something I don’t want, and didn’t ask for. Yes, you ARE rude. So don’t be shocked when you are a robo call telemarketer and people are annoyed at you. You don’t know just how many times your robo call has interrupted somone’s workday only to have nobody be there. And with many of these “companies” asking to be removed from the list never stops the calls. You chose to take a job that you know is going to irritate people, so you have to accept how people feel about you and your job.

  35. I have gotten soooo many calls from “home improvement” – I have asked several times to be put on their do not call list, but they keep calling. So now I am telling them things like, “I’m homeless, can you improve my home In the woods?” or “I died, you are talking to my ghost.” the last time I asked if I was speaking to ” Jake” and said “what are you wearing, Jake.”
    does anyone have any ideas on how to identify the name of the company that is calling? I have tried to ask for their website, or home office number and they just hang up.
    I am wondering if there is anyone out there pushing a class action law suit on these people, if so, “SIGN ME UP!”

  36. I’m tired of the constant calls, up to 10 a day, from Quicken Loans® for someone who I don’t know. They keep calling and asking for Roger. I’m not Roger and I don’t know anybody named Roger. The number has been mine for at least 14 years and I’m tired of being harassed. I asked to be removed and the next week the calls start all over again from somewhere else. First it was Phoenix, now it’s San Diego. I’m sure it will be a new one next week. PLEASE STOP!!

    1. Hi Pick Nevada:

      You don’t have a lead in our system based on your email address. Most likely someone entered the wrong contact information and now you’re getting calls. If you email Amanda@quickenloans.com with the phone number you want opted out, we’d be happy to take care of that for you.

      Kevin Graham

  37. I rarely got marketing calls on my cell phone until I made the mistake of calling Quicken Loans® because I was just ‘thinking about” refinancing. Well, I didn’t refinance. It was just a simple inquiry. NOW, I get random marketing calls from different States, Tx, PA, NJ, FL to name a few. Funny this only happened after calling Quicken Loans®. I’m pretty sure Quicken Loans® sold my number for their profit. I’d love to do the same with the Quicken CEO’s private number!!!!

    1. Hi Jim:

      We absolutely do not sell clients information. If you inquired about refinancing through a website such as Net Money Wizard or Lending Tree, that might explain the call volume. They sell the lead to many different lenders. If you would like to send your number to Amanda@Quickenloans.com, someone will be happy to opt you out of our phone calls. Hope this helps!

      Kevin Graham

      1. Hi Stan:

        I’m sorry to hear you feel that way. We absolutely respect both the time and privacy of all of our clients. It’s our goal to give each and every client the best possible mortgage experience. I would encourage you to give us a second look if you ever need any help with a home loan. Have a great day.

        Kevin Graham

  38. Day after day I get calls from Quicken Loan. If that is not bad enough, they tell me they want to discuss my mortgage. A mortgage I do not have. My house is paid in full and has been for years. I do not appreciate being lied to on the phone. I do not appreciate spending times checking credit reports to make sure you idiots have not done a mortgage on my property to someone else. By keep me on your list you only increase the change of fraud and that angers me.

    Well I do not have ANY outstanding loans with anyone. If you try this again and have actually issued ANY loan under my name, it is YOUR PROBLEM and not mine. You will be notified by certified letter to remove me from ANY list you have. I do not appreciate your taking my software registration information from TurboTax. A product I will no longer be using.

    By making such fraud calls, you are only hurting yourselves.

    1. Sorry you’ve had this experience, Bryan. We can definitely opt you out of phone calls and look into what’s going on here. Please email Amanda@quickenloans.com with any further details. I’m not finding any leads associated with your email address, so if you could send us phone numbers you would like opted out, that would be the fastest way to help.

      Kevin Graham

  39. ‘Take me off your list’ works very well with legitimate telemarketers, and when you’re on the Federal Do Not Call List most of those people won’t call you anyway, with the exception of political calls, charity calls and people you have prior relationships with. Unfortunately, most of the calls I get are from the scammers. My favorite method at the moment is to read random phrases from the Italian phrasebook until they beg me to speak English, get annoyed and finally hang up. The phrases are not rude and neither am I, but most get the message and don’t call back.

  40. I tried to be nice but I still get the calls. Every day on every line I have . Also 99% of the time the has no manners. They hang up before I finish my sentence of take me off your list. So if they interrupt my day and waste my time , I will do the same to them. They don’t care that I’m frustrated , with them calling ; why should I care about their feelings??

    1. Hi Srinivas:

      We’re sorry about the inconvenience and would be happy to opt you out of phone calls. We’re having a little trouble locating you in our system but if you email Michelle@quickenloans.com with the phone numbers you would like opted out, we can take care of that for you.

      Kevin Graham

  41. Interesting part about letting it ring, or doing a quick hang up leaving you in the call list. I have just realized that some numbers in my call log are repeated calls. I will try the advice.

    As for the do not call registry, it is a joke, and just another half hearted government “solution” as are so many things they do. My number has been on it for years now, and I get more calls than ever. Waste of time.

  42. “They’re not evil.” Right, and Nazi soldiers were just taking orders. If you work for an evil company doing evil things, you’re evil. Sorry.

    If your job is to bother people all day who aren’t interested in your product, you’re an a**hole. Find another job.

    If your job has you constantly being yelled at and mistreated by your “customers” that should tell you something about the work you’re doing. I don’t get yelled at all day at my job, because my job is not based on inconveniencing people.

    I get phone calls from the same company using the same robodialer, same message, offering my business a loan. I don’t have a business. I have asked to be taken off the calling list. Know what that results in? Getting hung up on immediately, and called back in a few weeks.

    You and your kind are shameful. Accept your shame. You took the job.

  43. OMG Qucken loans is horrible, granted I did give them my number because we are in the EARLY stages of buying a home, not 10 minutes had past when I started receiving phone called from all types of area codes. IT was all Quicken Loans® calls at 8 30 on the morning dont leave messages, so when I did call back in went straight to the person who called and said hi Robert how are you?? and I said who is this, she said this is quicken loans how are you? and asked her you just called me why didn’t you leave a message, she said I did leave a message (which there was no message) and she quickly apologized and tried to send me over to the person whom runs credit checks, I told him I’m not giving out my ss at this time because we was in the early stages, he tried to sell me that rates are going up and he needs to check now, so I said k take me off your call list then hung up on him, I WILL NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH QL EVER

    1. Hi Rob:

      I’ve gone ahead and opted you out of phone calls. That said, I’m very sorry to hear you’ve had this experience and we’d like the opportunity to look into this for you. We never want our clients to feel this way. Someone will be reaching out.

      Kevin Graham

  44. I kept getting a call from a number that would call regularly. When I picked up the line, it would hang up on me. Did a reverse search for free by type the number into google. After a few web pages it returned a telecom company out of California. I called the companies 800 number and explained the situation to her. Told them it is under your companies name and how I found them. The lady on the phone was most helpful. She took my number down and told me she would be contacting the client. The calls immediately stopped.

  45. STOP CALLING ME. I’ve received multiple calls from you guys every day for two weeks. I never answer, I never return the calls. I can’t block you because the calls all come from different numbers.

    I will *NEVER* use Quicken Loans® because of this incredibly unprofessional, impolite, harassment.

  46. Telesales is the most pointless stupid job in the Western world. I did it for 8 years of my life in total, loathed every minute of it, couldn’t get anything else (although was qualified/ able in lots of other areas) and in the end I simply just couldn’t sell any more, and had two major nervous breakdowns within two years of each other. I was hospitalized after the last one. Actually doing telesales damages your health, and I just refuse to do sales of any description any more now. Pointless waste of time selling pointless tat, and spoiling people’s lives in the process.

  47. I have been getting Quicken Loans® robo calls for the past week. My cell phone has been on the do-not-call list since 2004. I checked the list, and they sent me a confirming email that my number is still on the list. I have an awesome credit rating and loan companies would love to have me as their customer. However, I will never consider Quicken Loans® because of this harassment. And I notice there was a lawsuit about Quicken Loans® robocalling in 2015. Guess they haven’t learned anything.

    1. We’re sorry to hear you’ve had a poor experience with us. We would like to turn it around for you if given the chance. In the meantime, if you send your information to Emma@Quickenloans.com, we can look you up and opt you out of further phone calls.

      Kevin Graham

  48. I feel you. I get at least 10 calls a day and all from different phone numbers. It is harassment. If I wanted to talk to them I would answer the phone. It’s terrible when I sit down to dinner and I have to get up because my phone rings and it’s a stupid telemarketing call. Or I’m upstairs and my phone rings and I run down the steps to answer it.

    1. That sounds obnoxious, Chris! If you haven’t done so already, you can register your phone number for the Do Not Call list by visiting donotcall.gov or by calling 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register. Hope this helps!

      Kevin Graham

    1. Hey Simmoe:

      I’ve edited your comment to remove your phone number, but someone will be reaching out. Have a great day!

      Kevin Graham

  49. You don’t get it… STOP CALLING US! Especially when we’ve listed (and relisted) our number on the supposed DO NOT CALL LIST.

    1. Hey, Dianne! Due to the nature of this post, we don’t know if you’re referring to all telemarketers or home loan experts from Quicken Loans®. If you don’t want any more calls from Quicken Loans®, please let me know, and I’ll make sure you are opted out.

      1. Thats odd, because I told them I was under contract with a different loan type and that I no longer needed their services. Guess what I just had a call from someone else just minutes ago. Who was obviously trying to find some way to get back into my life and sell me something. Its been awhile since I did this, but I hung up on him.

        1. Hey Mateo-

          We’ve opted you out of phone calls from us. It can take up to 48 hours for numbers to be purged from our system. If you still get calls after that, let us know!

          Kevin Graham

  50. Who the hell would get a business loan from someone calling you illegally? If they are lawbreakers from the get-go, imagine how they would treat your loan!

  51. exactly how many times are they allowed to call? a million? I have a company that has been calling me 15-30 times a day EVERY DAY for 2 weeks. every single time they are told I am not interested and to quit calling – yet they continue to call and harass me everyday. So even those suggestions do not work.

  52. I would like and will look into making the phone companies liable for this.
    Phone companies benefit from selling service to these so-called companies. Phone companies do not protect the victims (normal citizens) they are pandering to the telemarketers.
    Phone companies CAN screen the people they are selling services to.
    Why aren’t they stopping it?
    Why are we only allowed to block a limited number of phone numbers through AT&T and other phone service providers?
    Why haven’t they given people the option of blocking as many calls as they want?
    I know there is a better way to stop the harassment and the phone companies could rein it in…if they wanted to.
    I loose business everyday because even when these bogus companies call me and hang up their ‘dial tone’ takes up space on my recorder. I come home to a long list of hang ups and the recorder id full. I am forced to use email mostly for communication because I dont want telemarketers to get my cell phone number!

  53. Im getting these kind of calls from You… QUICKEN loans. What a joke. I’m losing respect for this company. I’m receiving Telemarketing calls from You!!! Yes I have a loan with you. You call my land line I answer and noone is there.. Just clicking noises then my cell phone immediately rings… Same thing… Noone is there This is HARASSMENT. I’ve called back and informed the person who answered that I don’t appreciate nor want these calls… Now in response …When there is official business needed I won’t be answering the phone. You are alienating customers.

    1. Hi Cheryl! Thank you for the feedback. I’m sharing this with our broader team so they can look into it.

  54. the only way to stop this is rudeness, if you are rude they stop calling…It isn’t a right for them to call, it is an INVASION that gives you the right to lash out at the companies doing this GARBAGE. I buy my phone service, I pay for an unlisted number, and yet they robocall and so they deserve to be treated BADLY, yelled at, for invasion of privacy…especially in this technological age, they shouldn’t be ALLOWED to waste your time, tie up your line for bombarding you with scams, junk that NO ONE needs, wants or desires. Give them the worst time possible, and NO ONE will take the job. The DNC list is a farce…please. Charities, which are mostly SCAMS are still able to call, politicians are STiLL able to call, and NO ONE needs either. Charities wouldn’t have to solicit if they are RUN correctly, people would GIVE, but only scam ones hound the public. Politicians are just criminals…slandering other candidates and wasting everyone’s time with lies…

    1. Hello, I am telemarketer. I call businesses everyday asking if they would be seeking maybe some additional work in capital (meaning Cash advances, Consolidate debt, or lines of credit). Legally we can call these businesses and unfortunately these calls are recycled. From what I can tell you is that there is nothing that demonstrates a scam here. We do fund businesses on a daily basis with very little problems or dissatisfaction. Unfortunately, what comes with the cold calling campaign that plays a big role on the job is dealing with many disrespectful owners who are probably more unprofessional than telemarketers in a general sense. I take inbound calls as well and had been called names that I wont even wish to use on this website. Ultimately, we’re just trying to make a living, I think what I ask is for at least some respect and kindness because you will receive it in return. Telemarketing is not customer service so if you are rude, believe me you will get a pretty rude response in return.

      1. This is good information, Genesis. We could all get along a little better in the world just by being more polite. Have a great day!

  55. I just received TWO calls from the same company-as soon as I ask “who am I speaking to?” they hang up on me-BOTH TIMES. This happens over and over-if you’re afraid to ID yourself why should I do business with you? Our number has been on the Federal Do Not Call Registry for several years and as far as I can tell this does no good whatsoever. So, FU to this writer and his buddies-I will continue feigning interest and asking stupid questions and wasting your time every chance I get, just as a courtesy to my fellow Luddites who depend on land lines. Don’t like it? Maybe the INDUSTRY should start a “don’t waste your time calling”list if this is so onerous. I’m retired and have wanted a new hobby-telemarketer payback is easy and inexpensive: I hope more Boomers will join my revolt.

  56. Absolutely agree on calling Bullshit on this article. I AM on the DNC list. It doesn’t matter. I block the phone numbers and they auto dial with another one. They clog up my voicemail. I have absolutely NO inclination to be nice, nor do i have to. I used to be nice and it made no difference. I’ve had telemarketers lie to me, argue with me, and call me back repeatedly (10 times in like 7 minutes) when I finally resorted to answering and then cutting off the call. Then I let it go to voicemail and the asshole STILL called over and over again.

    I like my phone number and I’m not changing it. Maybe I’ll just start a class action lawsuit.

  57. What the hell. Why are half of your tips about being polite to telemarketers or to make their jobs easier? Fuck them. And fuck you. If you’re unskilled and inconsiderate enough to take a job like that knowing that the point of that job is to scam people into buying things they don’t want and can’t afford, then you deserve anything you get. And getting you creeps all pissed off is a wonderful way to vent.

  58. You are so full of it. I got put on both the National and California do not call list and it has not stopped call one. I refuse to be polite to someone who is trying to rip me off. I tell the solar people all the time to take me off your call list and stop trying to rip me off. Nothing! just more calls.

  59. This article is a JOKE. We read, “don’t let the phone ring”, followed by “Don’t answer the phone and hang up”. Meaning WHAT? Either you let it RING, or you stop it from ringing. Is there a middle way? And the following is a real kicker: “Be nice to your telemarketer, and they’ll be nice to you.” HUH? Be nice to MY telemarketer? I neither want nor HAVE a telemarketer. These jerks come into our homes UNINVITED, annoying us and wasting our time, DESPITE many of us being on the national no call registry, which the author advises us to register with. I don’t WANT telemarketers to be “nice” to me, I don’t want interaction with them, PERIOD. The author also suggests that we politely ask telemarketers to remove us from their calling lists. It DOESN’T WORK. And please, spare me the “telemarketers are people with feelings too” crap. They know full well that what they do is hated, unwanted, and ILLEGAL in relation to calling numbers on the DNC list. An ex-telemarketer gives advice on how to stop annoying twits like her from calling a gazillion times a week: be nice and say “pretty please”. Ba-LON-y!

  60. … 99% of the calls on my land line are “nuisance” calls and I rarely get them on my cellphone. Solution? I’m getting rid of the land line. And I like the denial of service idea

  61. “Take me off your list” DOES NOT WORK!!! I’ve done that and seemed to make things worse!!
    I have a contact on my phone where I assign all my phone numbers from Quicken Loans® and it’s up to 43 numbers now!! I have 13 voice mails from you guys all with different names but I can count only 3 different voices! Ria and Lauren sound identical and have the same dialogue! Nick and Craig, same voice same dialogue! Carl and Ben, same voice same dialogue!
    “Telemarketers are people too”??? Not when they lie to me like that!!!!

  62. It is factually incorrect to tell them ‘take me off you list.’ They legally do not have to take you off the list. What you should say is ‘put me on your do not call list’

    the irony of this story is that the authors states that we should not hang up, don’t let it ring, and don’t act interested because it is wasting their time. Then shortly after they state that if we say we are not interested they will just call back in a few weeks because phone lists are expensive.

    While I try not to be rude, the only people that I want to talk to on the phone are my friends. Since you are not my friend, don’t expect me to act like your friend.

  63. Side income or holiday jobs are always popular amongst stay home mothers, students even working adults who need that extra cash to go on a holiday or get that playstation, ipad and much more

  64. I’d like to see a DDOS (distributed denial of service) tool that consumers could get/use to flood telemarketers’ ip telephony phone servers.

  65. I think that you are right, that some people tend to get angry at telemarekting companies. In Denmark however, tlemarketing companies mostly call B2B, since telemarketing is not allowed to B2C(apart from a few businesses)

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