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Bothered By Telemarketers? Now You Can Sue Them For $500! [AUDIO]

Do telemarketers drive you up the wall?  And how do they KNOW that you’d be eating dinner when they plan to call?  I think they’re clairvoyant AND annoying!  But now you can actually make some coin of of them.  When in doubt, SUENow before I start a mass exodus to the nearest Capital Region lawyer, let me first say that you should at least give these folks a little respect.  I say this because I have a good friend who does this for a living, and it’s not easy.  Alot of pressure.  And you have to deal with cranky, short-tempered , sleep deprived individuals who want to blast you before you even get to explain what you are selling.  (But enough about me).

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Now on the other hand, if they continue to harrass you, you can actually sue them for $500.00, according to TheConsumerist.com.  That’s right!  If you ask for a copy of their “do not call” policy, and if they don’t deliver–BINGO!  You’re a winner!  And the site also includes some tips on what to say on the phone to make them comply!

Man-don’t phones just drive you insane in general?  You can’t get away from them anymore!  I actually find myself bringing my cellphone into the bathroom, so I guess I have to blame myself!  Maybe you can relate to this little ditty I came up with. BTW- Apologies to all of the Trace Atkins fans out there!

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photo by Richie Phillips

What is the worst experience that YOU ever had with a telemarketer?  Would love to know!

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