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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

October 19th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Thank you. 

Is is only a sample of 1. But I shall try this a few more times. (Mind you, this is how Weinstein started.)
Seems like you could be sued for creating a "hostile work environment."

You could upset them further by asking "why are you wearing that today?"
 
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

October 19th, 2017, 7:56 pm

if they're breaking the law by calling you (either because you're on a do-not-call list or they're conducting a scam), you've got a free shot at them. Enjoy, and if you're lucky it might make them go away
What if Hermann Hollerith should ring?
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

October 25th, 2017, 1:23 pm

"What are you wearing?" worked like a charm...
 
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

October 25th, 2017, 3:54 pm

No foreplay?
 
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

October 25th, 2017, 4:13 pm

No foreplay?
Peniel starts with brainteasers!

How to compute [$]e^5[$]  with two decimal places?
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

October 25th, 2017, 4:52 pm

I wasn't in the mood for foreplay.

Daniel, sometimes I feel guilty for being the cause of your obsession with e5
 
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October 25th, 2017, 5:18 pm

I wasn't in the mood for foreplay.

Daniel, sometimes I feel guilty for being the cause of your obsession with e5
I usually think of a new solution as a warming up exercise ;) Different strokes for different folks :D

The good news is that I have run clean out of ideas for computing [$]e^5[$]. Any more good brainteasers please?.
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

August 20th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Recent(ish) development are the cold calls with recorded speech that start off with something disarming/confusing/realistic, such as, "At last, you are difficult to catch..." so you aren't sure whether it's a recording or a live person. Just had one from a charity. I won't name the charity, but it's not one you want to just hang up on. However, I did just hang up. Immediately afterwards I realized that the correct response was to play the game back at them. You say "Glad you called, was thinking about you...[long pause]...sorry just joking, no one at home, please leave a message...Memory full, please call again."
 
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

September 17th, 2018, 6:41 pm

This is not about cold calling, or even spam, but about emails going to the wrong address...

I sometimes get emails for a PW based in NYC. He’s a PR person. Today I got an email intended for him about a limo pickup for one of his clients.

So if anyone wants Elle Macpherson’s mobile number...

Tough. I’m keeping it to myself!
 
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

September 17th, 2018, 7:23 pm

if he deals with the limo company all the time, that's strange: you'd think they would have the correct contact details.
 
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September 17th, 2018, 7:47 pm

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If you want something done with accuracy and prestige, public relations aficionado Paul Wilmot is your man.

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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

September 17th, 2018, 8:32 pm

(Apologies for the school theatre story :oops:)
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Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

September 17th, 2018, 9:20 pm

He’s probably getting emails meant for me. I hope he likes calculus.
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