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  • Stephen Sill

    August 11, 2005 at 3:19 pm

    We have since last year a law in the states designed to cut down on some of that, but there’s still abuses, and some are almost daring you to do something about it, ’cause most know you’ll bitch a bit and nothing more. I always ask for the name and address of the caller’s company before they get well into their pitch. I won’t let them continue until they give it. As soon as they give it I hang up and launch a letter. If it’s a fake, the letter comes back, and that is open-and-shut fraud. If they hang up so much the better. The number of such calls has been pretty significantly reduced. Sometimes I get apologetic letters, sometimes nothing, but I always feel better. And that IS the point, isn’t it? 😀