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Old 08.03.2012, 10:53
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Re: Annoying phone calls

CAP Rechtsschutz Versicherung - we pay once a year and then any hassles we have we can send them our data and they sort it out for us. Hell, could also not afford a lawyer for each small thing but this is really worth it.

From my parents in law I hear terrible stories from their friends who are of older generation. They get them into such a state that they dont know anymore even what it is all about. I hate it when people get used out like this!

My advice...never pay and look first for help. Dont need to stuff these criminals pockets with money that they clearly dont deserve!!
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Old 08.03.2012, 11:03
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Now-a-days probably one of the best assets one can have is a lawyer who is also a friend who trusts you. It is not unknown for a lawyer to take advantage of his/her client and thereby earn more money. I can say from personal experience that mutual trust beween myself and my lawyer has helped my family to aviod a lot of missfortune with con artists.

Back to the case in point. I also know that getting the Swiss Police to track phone numbers back to the point of origin is very difficult unless big amounts of corporate money were lost.

When I first moved to SUI I did recieve multiple MR calls. But I answered with a very English voice and after about a year we only recieved about 2 calls per week. Often I would hear laughter on the recieving end but I ignored this. Small minds think small, live small and die small, regardless of their material wealth.
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Re: Annoying phone calls

I get these calls all the time. I have tried hanging up, but often they call right back. Quite often the person on the other end is calling from outside of CH trying to sell me cheap phone service.
I have not had the opportunity to check with Swisscom, but is there a way to have an unlisted number. In the USA, if you request an unlisted phone number, then telemarketing companies cannot get your number and telemarketers can not call you.
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Old 08.03.2012, 22:49
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Search for your number in Local.ch. If you find it witht a leading star (*), call local.ch (you find the number under Kontakt) and ask them to tag your number as "do not call". A star should appear next to your number in the next 48 hours.
If you still get cold calls after Apil 2012, simply inform the caller that you noted down their number and would take the needed measures to report this number... hoping that would scare them off.
This should help you, was written earlier on in this thread
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Old 16.03.2012, 19:08
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Re: Annoying phone calls

My "solution" (mind the quotes) for not getting called again:
- Don't answer ever if there is no caller-id, if possible just block caller-id in the phone
- Don't answer unknown numbers unless you expect a call and just let them go to voice mail. People who really want to reach you will speak in a message.
- When they have dialed and hanged up, google the number, you'll likely find other people complaining about it, if so, just throw the number in the block list of the phone

For the blocking I use a Fritz!Box btw, great device for that and a lot of other reasons.
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Old 04.04.2012, 11:34
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:m snmad:

Damn BASTARDS!! Since a few weeks they have started phoning again even with the little star that I think stands rather for ignorance than not to be called.

Have just got the last bugger on tape and when I told him this he got really rude and even started shouting at me. Ended the call with telling him that he is not very Kundenfreundlich and this just ticked him off.

Where the hell do they get the phone numbers from though as every &%*" time it is a different number so I never know who is there till I pick up? Thank goodness I have soon a week holiday and not here to pick the phone up.

Rant over!!! Sorry just had to get that off my chest again
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Re: Annoying phone calls

get a whistle and blow it really hard next to the phone or just start asking them about which sexual "alternative" acts they prefer etc etc do that a few times and they will take you off the list.

i always start asking them for the security question and their DOB and mothers maiden name.
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Old 04.04.2012, 12:46
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Since April 1st 2012 the law has changed in our favor. The start in the telephone book is no longer a recomandation but has legale force.

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Unfair acts, who does not respect a costumers remark in a phone directory that he does not wish advertisement from third parties and does not respect that costumers does not want do share his details with third parties for advertisements reasons.

Unlauter handelt insbesondere, wer den Vermerk im Telefonbuch nicht beachtet, dass ein Kunde keine Werbemitteilungen von Dritten erhalten möchte und dass seine Daten zu Zwecken der Direktwerbung nicht weitergegeben werden dürfen.

Agit de façon déloyale celui qui, notamment ne respecte pas la mention contenue dans l’annuaire indiquant qu’un client ne souhaite pas recevoir de messages publicitaires de tiers et que les données le concernant ne peuvent pas être communiquées à des fins de prospection publicitaire directe.
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get a whistle and blow it really hard next to the phone or just start asking them about which sexual "alternative" acts they prefer etc etc do that a few times and they will take you off the list.

i always start asking them for the security question and their DOB and mothers maiden name.
Good ideas!
Usually I just put the phone back on the desk, without hanging up, and let them talk for a while. It is their money and their time after all...
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i got bored doing that and decided to have some fun
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Re: Annoying phone calls

I get a call every day from this number 00210. I just let it ring.
Often I get calls from this "Microsoft-your PC has a problem " scam.
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Old 13.04.2012, 17:03
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Since April 1st 2012 the law has changed in our favor. The star in the telephone book is no longer a recomandation but has legale force.
It seems to work. I registered a few weeks ago and now only get calls from the helpful people at Microsoft Bombay.

(three in two days is my record despite being rather rude to them).
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My last call from Bombay was a woman. I thought I might ask her out to dinner but she hung up!!

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(three in two days is my record despite being rather rude to them).
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My last call from Bombay was a woman. I thought I might ask her out to dinner but she hung up!!
It winds them up more if you ask the men out!
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Re: Annoying phone calls

These Phone canvassers drive me mad !

One tip I read and now do.........ask them to hang on a minute....say there is someone at the door............then just leave he phone at the side............carry on ur life whilst they are waiting and waiting and waiting..... hang up when u get a moment !
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Old 13.04.2012, 19:35
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I don't get many, maybe one every 2 months, I just say "Nein Danke" and hang up.
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it's siple. Use clip
http://www.swisscom.ch/res/festnetz/...?languageId=de
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I don't get many, maybe one every 2 months, I just say "Nein Danke" and hang up.
Oh you are so polite
Hee Hee puts me to shame what I say then !!! But has an F and an O

No seriously I dont say that but feel like it
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I get a call from 00210 every day and there is never anyone on the line. Any ideas?


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I am SOOO glad that i saw this i thought it was a bit odd when they windows people called the other day i just said i was busy and had guests staying and he was persistant would call back another time!! So far today its 3 times and said I am NOT interested... it comes up 0020.... so egypt apparently
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i usually introduce myself as " police superintendent......Herr xxxxxx"
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