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11-30-2011, 07:32 PM
So I been having this problem with these jackwads calling 8-10 times a day. Hi this is Robert from home security robocaller..

So one day a few weeks ago I told them my name was jack kwan and they called me back from a place in rhode island...VMS Security systems. They have a company robocalling from washington state with very specific numbers.

I told them to stop calling me and every time they called from now on I was calling this security company back. They denied making the calls. Sure then why did someone call back from your company then.

Every time since I have held true to my word. I call them back. I push any old button on the phone system and get a different person every time. My only intent and I tell them usually after about 5 minutes is to waste their time as much as they waste mine. They usually slam the phone down :hee:

I told a guy last week in their billing dept to make sure I'm on their do not call list because of the amount of calls they give me. I asked him how he'd like it if he got interupted 10 times a day or more.

The calls haven't stopped and neither have I. Tonite they called from a number in Washington wanting to come out tomorrow and do a demo of their wireless security system and they were giving me free equipment. Cept the only thing is they addressed me by the Jack Kwan name and spouted off an address in Foxboro they had me listed at.

So tomorrow at 9am someone is going to be very unhappy that they drove to a house that either no-one is going to be home or better yet whoever answers the door is going to tell them they have no clue who they're looking for.

If the guy calls me tomorrow I'm going to tell him they had the wrong zip code and send him to Boxboro :rotf2:

This could be epic

11-30-2011, 07:51 PM
THis is what I do.. they call and ask for me... I say 'oh hold on, i'll go get him, hes outside, He was just talking about needing this service you provide".. I put the phone down and go about my business for 10 minutes. sometimes they are still on the other end after 10 to 15 mintues.... :rotf2::rotf2::rotf2::rotf2:

life is way to short to waste your energy on this BS

11-30-2011, 08:37 PM
I just say no thanks, I'm not interested and if they continue I hang up.

11-30-2011, 10:05 PM
I answer strange numbers with a Hispanic affect and say,
"No habla ingles. House-keeeeeper."

11-30-2011, 10:35 PM
I usually go on in my best "flamboyant " voice about how I stalk Kevin Lemanowicz the fox 25 lady actually made it through 5 minutes on the phone. They don't call back.
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Pete F.
12-01-2011, 01:02 AM
I have heard about a guy getting called by a rugcleaning telemarketer and starting to talk about removing blood, could they come soon, it is really a big mess. He was so convincing that the telemarketer called the cops and had them go there.
I usually just let them talk to my wife, she can outtalk anyone.

12-01-2011, 04:18 AM
Can't do that they call EVEN MORE. I've tried it.

I just say no thanks, I'm not interested and if they continue I hang up.

12-01-2011, 04:20 AM
nebe I've wasted energy on these clowns every single day for well over 2 years now.

it's TIME for some payback :hee:

I have a list of postits on my wall in the office of dates and times they have been told to stop calling. It's 6 postits long. Waste of time.

12-01-2011, 05:56 AM

12-01-2011, 08:51 AM
Record the fax line sound from a known source and when a telemarketer calls play the fax sound back.
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12-01-2011, 09:00 AM
riiiight about now someone is going to be very unhappy :hee:

12-01-2011, 09:19 AM
Register your phone number at That is one of the few things the federal govt did right.

12-01-2011, 09:27 AM
ha! Every phone number I got has been on them. Renewed too.

These guys don't seem to care about this stuff. If you google the phone numbers they do this all across the us.

They got whacked $900k last year in Pa.

12-01-2011, 10:52 AM
that is terrible #^&#^&#^&#^& heads

12-01-2011, 12:35 PM
google this number and see what people have to say. There's why I can tell you that do not call doesn't work....


same company. Traces back to vms security in Warwick RI. That's who calls you back 10 minutes later when they leave your name.

I might be taking a ride soon.

12-01-2011, 12:39 PM
"The phone numer that is calling you is VMS Alarms 60 Jefferson Park Road, Warwick, RI 02888, their real phone number is 888-892-9055, their real fax number is 401-490-3542, have fun with it!"

Same as who calls me.

"At least 6 calls a day. No message, and the few times I've answered it hangs up. So annoying."

"This company doesn't pay attention to "quit calling me". The only way is to force the issue. I would love to see them get involved in a class action lawsuit. Maybe having 10,000 people they have to pay $ out to would make them change their ways...."

"Better block 253-246-8535 while you're at it. They've been calling me 8 times a day from 253-246-8552, 8553 & 8535. Before that, they were calling me from 603-214-3653 which is no longer in service. Looks like the second one # gets shut off, they immediately start using another. Obama should send a CIA agent with an attitude problem to take care of these boneheads."

Imagine their phone bill every day. I'm betting they are shysters though.

12-01-2011, 01:09 PM
They just called again. That wasnt a pretty call. Smartmouth, Spoofed caller id this time 345-3 was all the cid showed. Verizon says this is impossible. Sure it is.

12-01-2011, 02:40 PM
Comcast allows blocking specific#s I have several blocked
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12-01-2011, 02:48 PM
I heard of that but no comcast here.

Karl F
12-01-2011, 06:56 PM
as soon as you answer ..put them on "Hold"

"On hold" message for telemarketers - YouTube (

12-01-2011, 07:42 PM
i terminated my phone(landline) today-all gone :happy:

it isn't worth to me to " pay" to be annoyed

12-05-2011, 09:39 PM
LOL Karl, too funnie. Carol actually started looking for our phone
when the " off the hook sound" started. :hihi:
Gotta love the music. :D

12-06-2011, 08:05 AM
Look into a Uniden dect 6.0 which allows you to block calls. I got mine at Staples and have been very happy since, calls that have no caller id are blocked along with 20 that you select to block.
That hold message is great Karl.
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12-06-2011, 08:41 AM
I'm all over it tnx!
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12-06-2011, 04:06 PM
Tell them your name is John Kerry and give the this # (617) 565-8519

12-06-2011, 04:16 PM
doesn't work for forwarded numbers though. Don't work on cell numbers too.

I had some doozies today. I am getting downright RUDE with them now.

So last week I had a discussion with this guy at the vms alarm number in Warwick. I gave him my name and two numbers they were calling and told him if they kept calling me I'd keep calling them back and wasting their time. NOW the #^&#^&#^&#^&ers are calling addressing me by NAME. Following up on my alarm system. You got to be kidding me.

I hate this bs. :smash:

I got hung up on a bunch today. At some point they're going to call the cops on me and when they do I'll be all too happy to show my documentation of all the calls.

Press 1 I got some grumpage for ya WTF

12-06-2011, 04:18 PM
I shut down 3 times today to answer the telephone from these morons. These are being forwarded to my cell.

Just a ridiculous amount of wasted time.

Is it against the law to mail someone a chipmunk carcass?

12-06-2011, 05:50 PM
It helps but I still miss Larry ;(
Look into the Uniden, it will reduce the level of frustration.
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12-07-2011, 03:09 PM
Well today I got 3 calls for refinancing my credit cards and on top of that I won a 4 night cruise!

I let the cruise guy spout off for about 5 minutes while I worked then I asked him if he was going and he said no. So I asked him if his mother was going

At that point the guy starts laughing. He actually said to me " haha we call you every day don't we"

grumpage :smash:

12-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Answer the phone: "Hello, this is a recorded line..." No personal experience, but have heard that it can be a deterrent.

Also, what kind of freaky things are you signing up for? My business line and email have been posted to the web for over 8 years and I rarely get spam emails or phone solicitations.

Maybe you pissed off the wrong person who knows your contact details and they are going around signing you up for all sorts of weird stuff.

12-07-2011, 05:28 PM
Johnny I sign up for nothing.

I have had suspicions in the past that a select few did some stuff. I'm not getting into it here. I can't prove it and don't care.

Just frustrated with this stuff. The election calls are starting on the home line now too.

Bob Thomas
12-07-2011, 06:03 PM
Get yourself a police whistle. Don't recognize the number, pick up and blow the whistle as loud as you can. they call back, do it again. On the third try, answer and say it was your new fax machine. Let them feel some pain for a while!

12-20-2011, 06:48 PM
Got a good one this afternoon. Some La heehaw from the Tx office.

Somebody is getting a free alarm system installed at 8am tomorrow. :hee:

Same address same phone number. I kept the guy on the phone for 26 minutes while I cooked dinner. I had my family rolling on the floor.

You'd think they wouldn't be so stupid as to fall for this twice. :smash: I hoe it costs them money. LOTS..

New telephone number they're calling my cell phone now. Must have gotten kicked off the Washington state number like the NH number before that.

VMS alarms again. They will not stop calling.

12-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Called back today wanting my dob and social LOL riiiiiiiight.

I got a manager on the phone and told him I have records of every day and time they've called and I'm happy to keep wasting their time

He says " So you don't want the alarm system?" roflmao

Good one.

12-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Maybe you can send them to Washington, DC ? :rotf2:
Or you could keep them local and send them to the District Attorney's house since they were supposed to stop these kinds of calls from getting through?

Lastly, I'd go with a whistle or an air horn!

If you were to go the route of mailing them a "care-package", there was an example of a good one from a book called "Dear Sir, Drop Dead: a collection of hate mail through the ages!"
The sender sent a box of chocolates (small) inside a larger box stuffed with crumpled newspapers and cockroaches. They will discover the "added" gift too late to prevent them from scurrying all over the place.

Just make sure to give a return address that is a vacant lot (for your security)!

12-21-2011, 01:20 PM
hahahahahaaa! i like it!

12-21-2011, 01:24 PM
The salesman that keeps calling me is this Louisiana guy named Al. Funny bastid. I asked him today if he knew Bubba Gump. Told him I went to school with him LOL

Asked if he ever had Bubba Gump Shrimp he laughed.

Then he says I know all about that and he says he's a hegeeby or something like that. I said wtf is that? He says he's a crossbreed. I asked him if he spent alot of time in pastures LOL that was freakin funny.

Poor guy doesn't even know he's bein wagged all the way. I kept that guy on the phone for 26 minutes last night while we cooked dinner. That was a funny call. You can't interupt this guy he nevers shuts up.

johnny ducketts
12-29-2011, 11:56 AM

01-05-2012, 04:40 PM
HELLO this is Rachel at card services

press 1 now to speak to a live agent

"your mothers a whore"

click :huh:


7 today theyre all going to my cellphone today my office line isn't ringing when they call.

01-05-2012, 04:45 PM
Always glad to spread a little SALTY cheer :D

01-05-2012, 05:35 PM
cool your all set before the primary