The ones that call my office have caller ID blocked. I think WI is passing a bill to outlaw that. I also know the standard line, which by law, should work. "Take me off your list and do not call me again." You need to tell them these words. If you say bug off and stop calling, they might not be legally held to removing you.
I've tried the *69, redial last number calling in, but they have that blocked as well.
Unwanted fax. What a pain in the butt. I get one, and call/fax to be removed. Next thing I know, I'm getting two more, from someone else. Then one a day. What's the deal. Ans: yes, company "A" takes you off the list, and them sells your number to company "B" (maybe the same owners, but different agency) sold as a confirmed good FAX number. It's an endless cycle, and a waste of paper.
Might as well go into email spam. Same holds true. You can send remove messages till the cows come home, but all it does is confirm your address as being good. Most are blind and the best answer is simply delete the mail, instead of confirming. How many times to we reply or enter remove and the address doesn't even exist? Exception, when you know it's someone running a list with names gleaned from this BBs profiles or collected from sites like the CC>CC BB or eBay listing. Then you are actually communicating with a person, not a dumb program that sends to millions.
If the telezapper works, I'm buying one. This ad has been running for a few weeks now, and I'd like to hear from someone who has one.
Oh yes, some alternate plans. If they are selling business services, "I just bought a new ____ last week." Roofing, gutters, Etc. "My Cousin is in that business, I don't need anyone." "I don't own the building, I just rent..."
Good Bye (I'm always nice to those poor suckers who take these jobs, I bet they get enough abuse tossed at them.)
I don't know how someone could keep records and verify that someone was re-calling after being told not to do so. Records from the phone Co. are not that easy to acquire. They could claim to be someone else. It just start reaching into the Urban Myth areas, when someone says he made $xxx setteling out of court. If fined, the receiver gets nothing. The telemarketer would have an easier job saying, "call our attorney, and show us proof." The expense and burden falls on the claiment, and it's hard to prove unless it's something blatent and obvious.