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Monday 19 December 2011


junk mail

(1) The three little words: 'Hold On, Please...'

Saying  this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of
hanging-up  immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt. Then when you eventually hear BT's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to  go back and hang up your have efficiently completed your task.
These three little words could help eliminate telephone soliciting.

(2) Do  you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls  and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.
This  technique is then used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' salesperson to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering: If  you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your #  button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible. This confuses  the machine that dialled the call and it kicks your number out of their  system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any  longer!!!

(3) When you get those  'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd  mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return  envelope.

Most of these come with postage-prepaid return  envelopes, right?
It costs them more than the regular  postage 'IF' and when they are returned. It costs them nothing if you  throw them away!

In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk  mail and put it in these cool little, postage-prepaid return envelopes.
Send an advert for your local chimney sweeper to American  Express... They might need one!

Send a pizza coupon to HSBC... In case  their canteen packs up. You get the idea.

If you didn't get anything  else that day, then just send them back their blank application form....  After all, it is their form!

If you want to remain anonymous, just  make sure your name isn't on anything you return.
You can even  send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It  still costs them, and it is their envelope after all; you are just  returning it!!!!

The banks and credit card companies are currently  getting a lot of their own junk back in the post, but folks....we need to  OVERWHELM them, in order to stop them.

Let's let them know what it's  like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all
they're paying for  it...Twice!

Let's help keep Royal Mail busy. Since the Royal Mail  is saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, let's help  them so they will not need to increase postage costs again. You get the  idea!

If enough people follow these tips, it will work ---- maybe  you'll get very
little junk mail anymore.