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An interesting read about Junk Mail

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Hey all, got this through an email, thought some of it was quite interesting.

Here is a paste of it for u guys ;)
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
REVENGE ON THE TELEMARKETER !!!

Three Little Words That Work!!

(1) The Three little words: 'Hold On, Please...'
Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that call centre sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the BT's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

These three little words will help eliminate telephone
soliciting.

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on
the other end? This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialled the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!

(3) When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type of junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

Most of these come with postage-prepaid return envelopes, right?
It costs them more than the regular postage 'IF' and when they receive them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away!

In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-prepaid return envelopes?

Send an ad of your local window cleaner to American Express.

Send a pizza coupon to Capital Credit.

If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!

If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing!

It still costs them postage!

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them.

Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it... twice!

Let's help keep the old Royal Mail busy since they're saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea?

If enough people follow these tips, it will work..... maybe then, you'll get very little junk mail in the future.
#2
Awesome
#3
:thumbsup::thumbsup:just had a daft call while a was reading this left it down for 30 seconds then hung up lol
#4
(1) The Three little words: 'Hold On, Please...'
Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that call centre sales would grind to a halt.


I do this already one guy was still on the phone after 15mins as i told him the OH was up the shed :lol:
#5
Great!! Guerilla war on annoyances starts here.
#6
Nice, Ive had quite a few of those 'blank calls' next time ill know what to do:-D and ill be sending their prepaid spam back too:p
#7
Also, if you get an envelope with a freepost address, there's nothing to stop you sending them a little note ( wrapped around a housebrick, and then wrapped and addressed, to kindly ask them to stop sending you junk. It has yet to fail me.
#8
castortroy
Also, if you get an envelope with a freepost address, there's nothing to stop you sending them a little note ( wrapped around a housebrick, and then wrapped and addressed, to kindly ask them to stop sending you junk. It has yet to fail me.


lol, coudl you imagine how much royal mail would charge for them to receive that lol!
#9
castortroy;2821133
Also, if you get an envelope with a freepost address, there's nothing to stop you sending them a little note ( wrapped around a housebrick, and then wrapped and addressed, to kindly ask them to stop sending you junk. It has yet to fail me.

I pop bits of broken roof slates (the old thin ones that are actually slate back in the envelopes, they dont weigh a great deal but every little helps;-))
:thumbsup:
#10
harlzter
I pop bits of broken roof slates (the old thin ones that are actually slate back in the envelopes, they dont weigh a great deal but every little helps;-))
:thumbsup:


I really think that returning junk mail in junk mail pre paid envolopes is quite good lol. I cant wait to get some now.
#11
:lol: good ideas :) will have to try them out :thumbsup:
#12
I like it any ideas on how to stop fax lines calling land lines?
#13
Dear Sir (alternatively: Dear purveyor of irritrating and condescending tripe)

Thank you for your unsolicited junk mail received xxxx. I assume you expect me to review your mail and act on it as I see fit.

I have reviewed the item you sent and found it to be inappropriate for my needs and I have therefore disposed of it.

I have provided my time to review this first item free of charge however in these expensive times I regret that whilst I can continue to review your material, I must make a small charge for my services.

Please take notice that I offer to review any further items of unsolicited mail you may send at a fee of £50 per item. Payment will be due within 30 days of invoice. Multiple submissions of the same item will be regarded as distinct submissions and invoiced accordingly.

If, after 30 days from the date of this letter, you do send any further unsolicited items, this will be taken to indicate your unconditional and irrevocable acceptance of my offer and a legally enforceable contract will then exist between us.

Any costs incurred in obtaiining payments due for more than 30 days will be to your account.

If you do not agree to my terms for reviewing your unsolicited mail, do not send any further items.

The choice of whether or not to accept my offer is entirely yours and you are under no compulsion. I have told you clearly how you may indicate your acceptance. I have told you with equal clarity what to do if you do not wish to accept my offer.

The choice is yours to make.

Kind regards
#14
gotta admit i often do the thing of putting the phone down and just letting them talk to fresh air until i go back a minute later lol
will have to up the game and try out the others :)
#15
Would love to try these lol
#16
aircanman

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on
the other end? This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialled the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!


Does hitting the # actually work or just a myth? I've read this email many years ago and have always wondered whether it actually works or not.
#17
Have to admit i do the phone one all the time but didn't think of the letter one thats good however put some white powder in the return letter for some real fun

(P.S Not advocating anything dodgy but if a few people done this can you imagine how quick they stop sending their unsolicated junk mail!!)
#18
I'd do the "hold on, please" trick but I know I'd have a load of BT answerphone messages waiting for me and a load of people to call back. I'd rather continue simple saying, "Not interested, sorry" and hang up. Saves time and isn't so harsh to the person on the other end. The person on the other end isn't to blame, they're simply doing their job.

Mailing back junk mail is just increasing the workload of people who have to open it. The person responsible for processing applications will be on minimum wage and will just throw it away. Think I'll continue recycling junk mail.

If you seriously want to reduce spam however, I highly recommend [url]www.sneakemail.com[/url]. In 2 clicks, you can set up a unique e-mail address for each website you register for (which re-directs to your real e-mail address) and can delete this e-mail should you receive spam from them. You never have to reveal your email to any company ever again and have actual proof that they have spammed you. Also worthy of mention are [url]www.10minutemail.com[/url] for sites/forums which you know you'll never re-visit and [url]www.bugmenot.com[/url] for websites that require registration but you cannot be bothered to sign up to.
banned#19
castortroy;2821133
Also, if you get an envelope with a freepost address, there's nothing to stop you sending them a little note ( wrapped around a housebrick, and then wrapped and addressed, to kindly ask them to stop sending you junk. It has yet to fail me.

Exactly what I did with La Redoubte after I was plagued with their junk mail on what seemed like a daily basis. The mail stopped after I sent them a house brick ;-)
banned#20
elflembo;2822871
Have to admit i do the phone one all the time but didn't think of the letter one thats good however put some white powder in the return letter for some real fun

(P.S Not advocating anything dodgy but if a few people done this can you imagine how quick they stop sending their unsolicated junk mail!!)

you really do NOT want to do this unless you want an armed response vehicle around your house! At the very least, you would be charged with wasting police time but more likely charged under some anti-terrorism charge.

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