.....the phrase 'could you just confirm?'

surely implies that the person asking has that information already, so why is it whenever somebody rings me and asks me to confirm my name and address and I ask them to give me the info to 'confirm' it they wont, erm 'data protection'. Well you know what, I'm protecting MY data and they are not having it.

Random caller 'Hello, I'm calling from blah blah blah, can you please confirm your name and address'.

Me 'Hello, yes of course, here's all you need to know even though I don't know if you had it in the first place or that you are actually the company you say you are'.

Twiiits

Head scratching moment over.

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i always give them some made up crap

I laugh at this too-they call YOU,yet you have to confirm details,which,of corse,they may not actually have had in the first place-I just tell every single one of em to write to me-I refuse to discuss business of any sort with complete strangers on the phone.

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ilovepink;8238007

i always give them some made up crap



I dont do this as I am normally in the middle of being baffled at their first sentence :roll:

barky;8238019

I laugh at this too-they call YOU,yet you have to confirm … I laugh at this too-they call YOU,yet you have to confirm details,which,of corse,they may not actually have had in the first place-I just tell every single one of em to write to me-I refuse to discuss business of any sort with complete strangers on the phone.



It gets on my pips

jellybaby22;8238020

i usually just hang up.... if your calling me..and you dont know who i … i usually just hang up.... if your calling me..and you dont know who i am..i dont want to speak...



and I save that for the 3rd one of the day :-D its a sort of routine I have

moo-could you just confirm that it actually was you who started this thread?:whistling:

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barky;8238112

moo-could you just confirm that it actually was you who started this … moo-could you just confirm that it actually was you who started this thread?:whistling:



well I would but how do I know you really know it was me that started this thread in the first place :thinking:



i had one asked could they speak to the home owner...i was so hacked off with these calls i said they werent home and the caller had the cheek to ask what i was doing in there home!

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plumberman01;8238316

i had one asked could they speak to the home owner...i was so hacked off … i had one asked could they speak to the home owner...i was so hacked off with these calls i said they werent home and the caller had the cheek to ask what i was doing in there home!



:giggle::giggle:

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NEVER had anyone call me and ask for my name & address. Surely no-one would ever give these details so why are they even bothering?

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michelleleemoo;8238035

I dont do this as I am normally in the middle of being baffled at their … I dont do this as I am normally in the middle of being baffled at their first sentence :roll:It gets on my pips and I save that for the 3rd one of the day :-D its a sort of routine I have


3rd of the day! :w00t:

Are you registered with the TPS (you have to re-register every year)? I never get any cold calls whatsoever.

csiman;8238375

3rd of the day! :w00t:Are you registered with the TPS (you have to … 3rd of the day! :w00t:Are you registered with the TPS (you have to re-register every year)? I never get any cold calls whatsoever.


i've just checked and i'm still registered,so no need to re-register every year:thumbsup:

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csiman;8238375

3rd of the day! :w00t:Are you registered with the TPS (you have to … 3rd of the day! :w00t:Are you registered with the TPS (you have to re-register every year)? I never get any cold calls whatsoever.



I am pretty certain Alliance and Leicester have passed my details on as I never had any problems up until I opened an account with them and always state that I do not want any details passed on, will have to update TPS then. Thank you :thumbsup:

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jtx;8238366

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/qlztssnyzk--Telemarketer-Calls-Murder-SceneRadio-Telemarketers-The-Bob-Tom-Radio-Show-phone-call-



Thats funny, just wish the man giggles were a bit quieter :-D

Halifax bank are good at this.

If you ask what dept they are from so that you can find the number yourself, and call them back, they won't tell you.

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thesaint;8238650

Halifax bank are good at this.If you ask what dept they are from so that … Halifax bank are good at this.If you ask what dept they are from so that you can find the number yourself, and call them back, they won't tell you.



My email is proper messy since A&L application too :x
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