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Cold Callers will often use ANY details they find on the internet to collate possible customers to call and try and sell their products to.

electriciansforums.net do NOT give out your details to anybody - ever!

If you're getting unwanted cold callers ringing your phone all day long then register your telephone number with TPS Registration (you can also register your fax number if you have one to stop junk fax's, and also your home / business address if you get junk mail).

After you register it may take a couple of weeks for your details to be filtered out of 'the system' but it will stop MOST unwanted calls. Any other calls you get after that you simply respond quickly with "do you know I'm registered with TPS?" and they quickly get off the phone as their company can face a heavy fine.

PLEASE PLEASE register your details with these services and stop unwanted spam, junk and calls!

And it goes without saying - if they're calling you selling it - you can probably get it cheaper if you shop yourself anyway so NEVER give them ANY business!

And whilst I'm on the subject - our FindTrustedTradesmen.co.uk website is free to use and register on. I've had reports from a few tradesmen that have had phone calls from companies posing as insert-very-similar-company-name-here trying to get a sum of cash from the said traders promising them ALL the business in their area as an exclusive trader in that area.

It's all a load of **** - don't ever pay for anything like that - even yellow pages and yell can often be a BIG waste of cash - get all the free listings under the sun but choose carefully where you actually pay for advertising!
 
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brs73

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Arms
this is probably a stupid question but would this affect calls from potential customers in any way.
i'm sick of bloody yell .com phoning me every few days
cheers
 
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Dave

No it doesn't......cold callers shouls check on a regitser if your number is protevted by the tps....they don't ...but when you do get a cold caller ..simply mention you are registered witht he tps and they say sorry and hang up.....if you get chance request to have you nember withdrawn from their database.....then you won't be caled again...

I have been with tps for over a year now and the only cold callers are peeps who take you number from yor website or adverts on-line.....they sharp hang up when you mention the tps.
 
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Benchley

this is probably a stupid question but would this affect calls from potential customers in any way.
i'm sick of bloody yell .com phoning me every few days
cheers
It might if the potential customer was a large company.
 
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acat

I agree I registered with the TPS royal mail etc to get the junk out of my life, it works all I get now is the mail and phone calls I want. Royal mail stop letters addressed to the occupier, the rest get return to sender.

On the odd occassion that I do get the cold call I obtain details of the company and the person speaking to. They never ring again.


Chris
 
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Spudnik

Handy hint chaps,

If you are part of a scheme, then get them to remove your mobile number from the competent persons register on the website, and just leave your home number as the point of contact.

This used to happen to me but since i got my mobile number removed, never had a problem.
 
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Graeme Harrold

It might if the potential customer was a large company.
TPS and Corporate TPS are in place to stop companies phoning you to sell stuff (services, products etc) unless you have given them permission to do so. Always be carefull when signing up to things on-line and make sure you look closely at the tick boxes where you consent to allowing Company 'X' to contact you and share details with partner companies. Some of these will opt you into calls allowing cold calling companies to legitimately call.

If the company (no matter what size) is calling to request a service from you then TPS is not involved.

Ive signd up to all 3 and have fun making the caller squirm when they find out they are personally liable for the fine if levied :)
 
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Anonomoose

I agree I registered with the TPS royal mail etc to get the junk out of my life, it works all I get now is the mail and phone calls I want. Royal mail stop letters addressed to the occupier, the rest get return to sender.

On the odd occassion that I do get the cold call I obtain details of the company and the person speaking to. They never ring again.


Chris
How do you remove yourself from the junk mail bit with royal mail?
 
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MASSEY

Just registered all the mobile number we use with them, thanks for the thread. I get so annoyd with cold callers.
 

baldelectrician

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Handy hint chaps,

If you are part of a scheme, then get them to remove your mobile number from the competent persons register on the website, and just leave your home number as the point of contact.

This used to happen to me but since i got my mobile number removed, never had a problem.
I don't give out my mobile number, except to my regular customers. I have a PERSONAL number listed on my site that doesn't take texts and costs me nothing to divert to my mobile

I have call blocking software on my mobile and this helps - when a cold caller gets through (I am on tps) they get hung up on and added to the blacklist
 
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westham_872

Sometimes if you google teh number you can get the list of whos number it is.
 
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nick182

OMG THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU..........!!! this is probably the best thing that i have read all day... Im so sick and tired of these guys calling me NON STOP!

Ive never been so angry in all my life..

27 calls in 3 hours on a normal day. Ive absolutely had enough!" Id never advertise with Yell.com, Thompson local, Qype and any of them that call me flat out in order to make a sale...

thank you...........!

If there was only some way of getting back at them.. Hmmmm any idea's?
 
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nick182

I do tend to have some fun with them sometimes though... hehehe the things i come out with lol
 
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solarsparkie

when i want a laugh i say funny you should call i was just thinking about placing an order ...... oh hang on a mo someone is at the door then leave em hanging

OMG THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU..........!!! this is probably the best thing that i have read all day... Im so sick and tired of these guys calling me NON STOP!

Ive never been so angry in all my life..

27 calls in 3 hours on a normal day. Ive absolutely had enough!" Id never advertise with Yell.com, Thompson local, Qype and any of them that call me flat out in order to make a sale...

thank you...........!

If there was only some way of getting back at them.. Hmmmm any idea's?
 
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