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My details has been sold to loan companies, who call every day, is there anything I can do?

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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
I previously applied for some debt advice for someone else and gave there name in the form but provided my number.

Within 10 mins, I received a callback providing some advice but then the call cut off but since then, I've been contacted on an almost daily basis about my apparant loan application and this has become extremely annoying, since the calls have increased to several times per day this week.

Every time they call, I ask them to take my details off the database but they apparantly can't do anymore than that...is there something I can do to prevent this...I'm furious that the debt advice company sold my details on without my consent.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
bt preference service... tell them you on it, and they'll stop, and totally brick themselves!!!
1 Like #2
have some fun with it first though, but them on hold and sing down the phone..... see how long they stay on for and run a sweepstake on here, £1 a go, 10% for the organizer (you) winner take the rest.

general amusement all round plus you get out of any debts you have quicker.
#3
Kandiman1983
bt preference service... tell them you on it, and they'll stop, and totally brick themselves!!!


They have my mobile number, so I doubt BT services would work but I think I'm going to start having some fun. :giggle:

MinstrelMan
have some fun with it first though, but them on hold and sing down the phone..... see how long they stay on for and run a sweepstake on here, £1 a go, 10% for the organizer (you) winner take the rest.

general amusement all round plus you get out of any debts you have quicker.


You know what...I'm up for that now, I'm sick of these stupid calls now, so I'm just going to waste there time. :giggle:

Can anyone suggest some pranks I can do...I've got a few in mind but I don't want to become repetitive with these jokes. lol
1 Like #4
You need to register for Telephone preference service (TPS) http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/

"It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS." (marketing/sales)
#5
realfriendlyman
They have my mobile number, so I doubt BT services would work but I think I'm going to start having some fun. :giggle:



You know what...I'm up for that now, I'm sick of these stupid calls now, so I'm just going to waste there time. :giggle:

Can anyone suggest some pranks I can do...I've got a few in mind but I don't want to become repetitive with these jokes. lol


try putting on a welsh accent and see how long you can go without laughing
1 Like #6
Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask them if they will give you their HOME phone number so you can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't wantanyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!"

After the telemarketer gives their spiel, ask him/her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.

Tell the telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could bring you a case of beer and some chips.

If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.


Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out where the hell she could know you from.

If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.

When they ask "How are you today?" Tell them! "I'm so glad youasked because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."

just a few i found funny :p
#7
Kandiman1983
bt preference service... tell them you on it, and they'll stop, and totally brick themselves!!!




i was getting fed up with cold calling at night so registered with the bt telephone preference service and also got caller id (no charge for either),,,doesn't stop cold calling altogether(still get called from companies that i've used previously) but no mither at night,,,i can recommend and its free too,,,
#8
bitseylango
Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask them if they will give you their HOME phone number so you can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't wantanyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!"

After the telemarketer gives their spiel, ask him/her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.

Tell the telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could bring you a case of beer and some chips.

If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.


Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out where the hell she could know you from.

If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.

When they ask "How are you today?" Tell them! "I'm so glad youasked because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."

just a few i found funny :p


My god,hilarious LOL:thumbsup:
#9
Some funny ones there, I told the person that I tried to help with financial advise that I'm going to do loads of pranks and pretend I'm a horny gay guy, so I need loads of sexual instruments to help me climax and he shouted out "nooo!!! you're going to ruin my name". :giggle:

I can already see I'm going to have fun with this. :thumbsup:
#10
i have a certain company keep calling me too and sending me texts. i threatened them i would get them done for harrasment and theyve not contacted me since.
#11
Pretend your a paramedic and that the person they are trying to reach has died
#12
corriessvk
i have a certain company keep calling me too and sending me texts. i threatened them i would get them done for harrasment and theyve not contacted me since.


I get several texts from these companies as well but the calls are really irritating me...now that I'm ready for them...they've gone into hiding...go figure. :roll:

peodude
Pretend your a paramedic and that the person they are trying to reach has died


That's an idea, do you have any ideas of what I could say to make it sound more realistic? :giggle:
#13
realfriendlyman
That's an idea, do you have any ideas of what I could say to make it sound more realistic? :giggle:


Attacked by a loanshark? :w00t:
#14
peodude
Attacked by a loanshark? :w00t:


hahaha.

Have you heard the prank on the telemarketer calling during a fake murder investigation?

I might have to steal that one but doubt I could pull it off as well as the detective. :giggle:
#15
I have heard that one, and i was going to suggest similar, but technically, impersonating a police officer is an offence, so changed it slightly :)
1 Like #16
Theres a classic one on the internet where the guy claims that the telemarketer has called a crime scene, its just brilliant ill try and find it.

Ah here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY12cNe2xf0
#17
Jetpac
Theres a classic one on the internet where the guy claims that the telemarketer has called a crime scene, its just brilliant ill try and find it.

Ah here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY12cNe2xf0


The video is apparantly no longer available but is that the one about a Mr Tom Mabe? :giggle:
#18
realfriendlyman
The video is apparantly no longer available but is that the one about a Mr Tom Mabe? :giggle:


really? it plays on mine :/

and yea it is! its pure genius! i swear the guy on the phone is crapping himself!
#19
bitseylango
Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask them if they will give you their HOME phone number so you can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't wantanyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!"

After the telemarketer gives their spiel, ask him/her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.

Tell the telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could bring you a case of beer and some chips.

If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.


Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out where the hell she could know you from.

If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.

When they ask "How are you today?" Tell them! "I'm so glad youasked because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."

just a few i found funny :p


lol! these are great.

we have our number protected so that no-one on an anonymous line can call it.

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