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  •  "Hello, is Mister John Q. Smith there?" (2+ / 0-)
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    Philpm, Actbriniel

    The way to deal with those calls is by saying "We don't take calls from telemarketers, goodbye," and hanging up the phone before the caller can say one more word.  

    Rehearse it, have your friends spring it on you at random so you stay in practice, and do it without skipping a beat or sounding the least bit anxious.  Use a confident voice like you're mildly annoyed and don't have time to hear a sales pitch for carpet cleaning or whatever.  

    Disclaimer: this is not legal advice.  

    Second disclaimer: you really don't want to know what I really think people should do about these slimeballs.  Hint: it involves big noisy industrial machinery.  

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