Still get loads of these calls. How do you handle them? Hang up? Bit of light trolling? Go off on one?
I got one the other day and I was so stressed with work and thought it was a client at first.
They were all polite and said their name and stuff, and then when they came in with the sucker punch and I just went silent. Stunned.
After a second, went gently, ‘please, just give me a break’
It’s likely some poor bastard in a call centre on a commission-based salary on the other end of the phone. I just hang up so as not to waste either of our time.
If it’s a real person, say nope, wish them all the best, and hang up. Poor bastards that have to do that as a job…
If it’s automated, spend as much time stringing it out as possible to minimise the effectiveness of their system.
“no thank you, have a good day”
Why would you ‘go off’ on some poor person earning minimum wage in a miserable job?
I sometimes say ‘yes but it was my fault’ and then they hang up on me.
Oh, total CBA. Just “no thanks” and hang up.
I play the big shot “I REALLY DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS?!?”
then I come back on here to talk about pringles or whatever.
I got them for ages and then I said
“That’s all sorted. It was my fault. I caused the crash” and I’ve not had one since
Say no, sometimes ask for them to take my number out of their records if I’ve had the same company repeatedly, though I doubt it has an impact. Always cheery and polite though obvs
I do this but also report the number through Telephone Preference Service.
I’ve not been in an accident, sorry, bye.
I don’t know if they got my deets somehow from some sort of car crash database? or if they called me randomly and I was like “yes I was involved in a car accident” which meant that I was someone they should call back all the time?
but the first time I got the calls was after I actually was involved in a car accident and they knew details about my insurance company, so that was confusing.
I don’t understand how it works but saying that it was my fault seemed to make them go away
It’s not a real person, it’s a recording.
I haven’t answered my phone to an unknown/unsaved number in years, pure bliss. If it’s important they’ll leave a voicemail
“Christ, maybe? I can’t drive!”
doesn’t seem to do anything to put them off!
‘It was only five minutes ago, I’m still trapped! Heeeeeelp!’
They hang outside of insurance company’s offices and offer a suitcase of unmarked non-consecutive banknotes to somebody who looks like they’re not earning a living wage to enter these details into a computer all day.