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Survey and PPI Calls!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by farnhamit, Sep 11, 2013.


  1. farnhamit

    farnhamit PetForums Newbie

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    I am getting fed up with this...

    Me and my partner pay £5 a month to virgin to stop people being able to ring my house phone advertising,

    I get at least 10 calls a day asking if i want to do surveys, and loads saying i could be owed XXXX PPI!!

    How can i stop them? They ring off withheld or a mobile phone which if you ring back it has call barring on so you cant get through!! :cursing:
     
  2. negative creep

    negative creep PetForums Senior

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    Tell them you'll go and get the person they need, then just leave the phone in the drawer until they hang up. Or tell them the person is dead.
     
  3. dougal22

    dougal22 Banned

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    Deja vu. There's another thread running about the same issue :p

    You could register with the TPS : TPS

    And ask your phone provider for a refund as you're paying for something you're not getting.

    In the meantime, tell the caller to go forth and multiply :)
     
  4. button50

    button50 PetForums VIP

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    TPS is the way forward i get one in a blue moon now.
     
  5. farnhamit

    farnhamit PetForums Newbie

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    I am sure virgin told me i was with them.
     
  6. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    I would be asking for my five pound back ..
     
  7. MCWillow

    MCWillow PetForums VIP

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    I'm registered with TPS - so I dread to think how many I would get if I wasn't!

    We get at the very least, one cold call a day :mad:

    I did read last week of a bloke that set up an 0878 (or something similar) number, and earnt £300 in a month from his cold callers :D
     
  8. Lavenderb

    Lavenderb PetForums VIP

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    I find my answering machine very handy for filtering out those sort of calls. People I want to speak to have my mobile number.
     
  9. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    When you pick the phone up, if its quiet as if no one is there , put it down.

    Quite often they use a computer to call hundreds of numbers and the silence is when the caller is connecting to you , as you have answered...apparently ;)
     
  10. astro2011

    astro2011 PetForums VIP

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    I do this! Register with tps and tell them they are breaking the law.
     
  11. northnsouth

    northnsouth PetForums VIP

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    TPS only works on calls that originate in the UK, apparently. I actually do not answer my land line any more... I let the caller leave a message and respond if I want to. My family either txt me to tell me they are going to phone or just use my mobile.
     
  12. Gertrude

    Gertrude PetForums VIP

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    I always ask them how they got my number as its registered with TPS and they hang up on me!!

    Bloomin cheek! :D
     
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