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  #756649 6-Feb-2013 18:07
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casewindow: One thing you can do to limit calls of any type is to put your details on the do-not-call list (there is also a do-not-mail list).

If you do get calls (though they need to be from a person) then say that you're on the list.

http://www.marketing.org.nz/Category?Action=View&Category_id=256




Just be aware this Do Not Call list only applies to members of the Marketing Assocation. Is is not a telco industry led database, and as a result doesn't prevent telmarketing calls.

As for the original call it's highly unlikely it falls foul of any laws. Tell you don't want to be called again by then, if you are then you can take things further.

Telemarketers are a reality of life now.



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  #756754 6-Feb-2013 22:23
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freitasm:  

Although the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act bans almost all spam electronic communications, the act?s original architect, former Labour communications minister David Cunliffe, carved out a specific exception for spam recorded telephone calls."


In the US they use this method for calling potential voters, so I suspect that tactic will be used a lot more in our next national elections, if they added that exception. Watch this space.
I beleive Government departments though are already except from the spam act, so they can send you unsolicited emails without you opting in.

 
 
 
 


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  #756755 6-Feb-2013 22:34
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Use the CLID display, let number withheld, 0000, and unrecognised international calls ring until they divert to your call minder. After some time they start to get the message, and the number of nuisance calls does reduce somewhat.

You might miss the occasional genuine call, but such callers will usually leave a message.

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  #756787 7-Feb-2013 08:28
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mattwnz:
freitasm:  

Although the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act bans almost all spam electronic communications, the act?s original architect, former Labour communications minister David Cunliffe, carved out a specific exception for spam recorded telephone calls."


In the US they use this method for calling potential voters, so I suspect that tactic will be used a lot more in our next national elections, if they added that exception. Watch this space.
I beleive Government departments though are already except from the spam act, so they can send you unsolicited emails without you opting in.


I had a robot call from John Key last elections. I wasn't going to vote for him anyway, but that was just the icing on the cake.
If any political parties are reading - I will NOT vote for any party I receive an automated pre-recorded phone call from!
This may be good news for the McGillicuddys.

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  #757076 7-Feb-2013 19:38
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I was getting one repeatedly in the early hours of the morning. Couple of seconds of silence then a loud blare of trumpets (literally) followed by a shouted "The following is an announcement of interest to all parents". I used to swear and slam the phone down at that point, so I have no idea who they were from. Mercifully, they seem to have stopped.

I deal with the political ones fairly easily. I ask which party they are calling on behalf of, and then tell them that it's my policy not to vote for the last party that annoys me over the phone before the election and so I will be voting for (name of their political polar opposite party), unless of course that party is dumb enough to subsequently call me. Not a scientific result, but I did notice that the political calls more or less stopped in the run up to the last election.

One question - for those who state they have phones that block withheld or specified numbers - where do you get them? I want one.

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