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Air Duct Cleaning Phone Calls

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Apr 24, 2016
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Thornhill, ON
Dealmaker1945 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:37 am
The best would be to forward their calls to "Lenny", if you have the capability:

This. I need to learn how to set up this service.
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Nov 17, 2017
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Here in Ottawa, I keep trying to send them to 541 Acacia Ave. in Rockcliffe Park, but so far no luck.

The last one even told me I was on a no-call-list, so I asked them why did they call then? They hung up.
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braddillman wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 9:44 am
Here in Ottawa, I keep trying to send them to 541 Acacia Ave. in Rockcliffe Park, but so far no luck.

The last one even told me I was on a no-call-list, so I asked them why did they call then? They hung up.
Ha Ha, but at least you know there are RCMP stationed outside , in case one of those duct cleners wanted to actully clean the ducts. Bummer that the air duct cleaners don't have the smarts to not phone in the first place. I 'll have to find a famous address in town, and send the 'duct cleaners' there. Perhaps the Local chief of police's residence? I'm sure he/she would be impressed at someone showing up unannounced, wanting to clean their ducts.

..or better yet, have everyone send them to 1014 Northgraves Crescent. Kanata. The housekeeper at Stornoway (The official residence of the Leader of the Opposition) would enjoy the revenge.
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These guys called me today. It was an Indian guy. I told him I was homeless and he hung up on me! Face With Tears Of Joy
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I once had a fax line and received junk fax all the time. I end up calling the numbers of their customers on the list and gave them ****. Never got any fax after. It's these business owners who asked these call centers to make these annoying calls. They are the real culprits. So I suggest, if anyone do know the company address/number, posted it out in here or 800notes.com.

And no deals if I don't know which company is going to clean my ducks. I can't just let anyone into my house.

Finally dump your landline (since Bell is not doing anything) and switch to VOIP (since you are paying for the Internet anyway). Take voip.ms as an example. I can block virtually unlimited number of calls and they support wildcards (such and 800* or 41625XXXXX). Comes really handy. Or I can simply directed the calls to voicemail or system hangup (no rings).

Some people said just don't answer the calls if you don't recognize the numbers. Ya if you can put up with the rings three or four times a day. Or more. And doing tricks or yelling at the operator is not going to help either. They are just workers. It's the owner and his/her business customers we have to target on.
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If everyone answered the calls and wasted their time (pretend to go through with it) they would stop - instead people don't answer or just hang up so they just move on to the next number.
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Nov 27, 2017
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I get so sick of these calls. I booked an appointment a few years ago and when they showed up I asked them how far away their office was - they said, Cornwall. They were pretty livid when I told them I only booked to tell them in person to stop using telemarketers that circumvent the do-not-call list They stopped calling for a while but have started again so I tried the same thing , but now they make a second call that requires you to provide a credit card. That's not happening so I just told caller #2 what happened last time I booked and he hung up, so I guess I won't be seeing the cleaners tomorrow. On the other hand, maybe the call-back guy will get annoyed enough to take me off the list if I keep booking appointments.

Dec 13th edit: This seems to have worked. I was getting at least one call daily, sometimes two but haven't received a call since.
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Nov 8, 2017
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Somewhere in Ontario
If anyone calls regarding this, act like you are confused and say you too a laxative last night.
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Dec 21, 2017
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I am pregnant and on bed rest. They call me every day and even twice a day. I just found out that you can file an official complain at CRTC at https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/pfplin-fccoin-eng. So next time they call they I am going to get the name and phone number of the Duct cleaning company and then report them to CRTC. I am so sick and tired of their harassment.
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Jun 14, 2010
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Over the last two weeks I have started to get tons of unwanted phone calls from numbers in the USA, Niger and Peterborough. I made the mistake of answering them a few times and there is nothing but silence on the other end. I keep blocking the numbers on my phone but I keep getting new calls from different numbers.

Any suggestions on anything I can do to get the calls to stop? Using an iPhone and it’s call blocking feature at the moment. On the Telus network. I’ve had this number for years and never has this issue before.
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EnchantedPlague wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 4:21 pm
Over the last two weeks I have started to get tons of unwanted phone calls from numbers in the USA, Niger and Peterborough. I made the mistake of answering them a few times and there is nothing but silence on the other end. I keep blocking the numbers on my phone but I keep getting new calls from different numbers.

Any suggestions on anything I can do to get the calls to stop? Using an iPhone and it’s call blocking feature at the moment. On the Telus network. I’ve had this number for years and never has this issue before.
Aside the inbound call filtering or changing your number, there's not much you can do.

What I'd recommend is to try the following tricks:
  1. Answer the call, greet them as if they won a cruise ticket, asking them for their age and credit card number
  2. Answer the call, rather than talking, play a recording from a speaker (separate device) that says "the number you have dialed is not in service"
  3. Pick up the call, put the call on speaker, and carry on with other trivial activities (watch a movie, sing in the shower, drink your preferred hot or cold beverage of choice, get some work done)
  4. Recycle the cruise ship tickets example with a dating agency, fortune telling service, online casino, etc.
Hopefully by annoying their diallers they'll give up on you.

I used to get cruise ship calls until I mirrored their questions (their age and credit card number), and they quickly gave up.
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I too am getting more spam calls than I have ever before

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Rings once or twice and stops.

I am on Chatr Wireless

Over the last 20 years of mobile phone service
While I was with Bell Mobility, Telus and Mobilicity
I rarely (basically never) got a spam call

Now that Rogers bought Mobilicity the number of spam calls is absurd

Did someone at Rogers sell the database of customers to spam callers?

What is the point of making my phone ring once or twice?
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Unfortunately I have BB Priv
and for some stupid reason BB version of android
has the call blocking feature disabled
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Toronto
titaniumtux wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 10:49 pm
Aside the inbound call filtering or changing your number, there's not much you can do.

What I'd recommend is to try the following tricks:
  1. Answer the call, greet them as if they won a cruise ticket, asking them for their age and credit card number
  2. Answer the call, rather than talking, play a recording from a speaker (separate device) that says "the number you have dialed is not in service"
  3. Pick up the call, put the call on speaker, and carry on with other trivial activities (watch a movie, sing in the shower, drink your preferred hot or cold beverage of choice, get some work done)
  4. Recycle the cruise ship tickets example with a dating agency, fortune telling service, online casino, etc.
Hopefully by annoying their diallers they'll give up on you.

I used to get cruise ship calls until I mirrored their questions (their age and credit card number), and they quickly gave up.
Thanks for the tips. Fingers crossed they give up sooner then later

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