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received a cold call from this guy...real crook

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by gabagoo, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Vaughan, Ontario
    I was out picking up some supplies and my receptionist calls me (sister) and tells me some guy Jim called from some company and insisted on talking to me. She said she tried to screen the call but he made it sound so important to speak to him pertaining to a job he needed done.
    Ok I get back and figure I will call the dink.

    He gets on the line and just starts blathering about some promotional product and just kept talking. I tried to interupt him to the point that I was yelling for him to shut the %$%$ up and he just kept rambling. I figured he must put on some pre recorded drivle and for the life of me I cant figure out how he could possibly make a sale.
    Finally I could get a word in and he was acting pretty cocky and smart mouthing me and I figured, this has to be someone I know pulling a fast one cause I cant think of anyone who would actually purchase anything from him.
    He said so how many do you want? and I played dumb and said want what? what are you selling and he starts playfully insulting me and I would insult him back and finally I said ok I want 12 dozen, ship them.

    He then threw a few more insults, nothing terrible but just strange and hung up on me.

    I told my sister that I knew this guy was selling me something before I called him and could not understand how she could not figure this out. She said he was rude to her in a funny way.

    OK I get off the phone with the guy and I google his phone number and sure as heck, he is known for this... here is what I find


    here is his web site http://www.rjconcepts.net/

    How can a guy like this even exist? unbelievable....

    I think I am going to send some faxes to his phone lines for revenge!!!:ROFLMAO:
  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I seldom get solicitation calls, my guys are all versed on how to get rid of them before they get to me. But.....every now and then I'll take one for fun. My guys all stand by listening to see what will come out of my mouth and it's always entertaining.

    On rare occasions, I'll take the call and immediately ask the caller for a major credit card. When they ask what for, I explain that I do not spend my valuable time talking on the phone to anyone unless they are paying me my hourly rate of $100 per hour, and if they expect to get any of my time they will have to buy it. Most times, that's the end of it right there.

    They're like those annoying little gnats that fly into your ear, just irritating pests.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  3. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Thats a good one... I will have to remember that next time someone calls here.
  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    I say you should send them a nice fax.

    Whip up something in your design program...like FIFTY pages of nothing but solid black...and send it after hours.
  5. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Remind me not to **** off any of y'all.
  6. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    A good old fashioned fax loop would do the trick!

    Tape three pages together of whatever you want... mostly black. Start the fax and then tape the first page to the last page when it goes through.
  7. kage

    kage Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    i LUV IT,Thanks Weasle Boogie
  8. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    Ever since I started scanning documents on the scanner, I pitched my fax machine and use the fax on the computer. No extra ink cartridges to buy, and no desk to clutter.
  9. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Cool. I'm putting several people I know in the contact us form. Thanks!
  10. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    I just had to comment on this thread so I can find it again in my statistics. I am definitely asking for credit cards from every telemarketer from now on, as well as, faxing the infinite loop of black paper back to those incredibly annoying telemarketing faxes!

    Thanks guys
  11. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    yeah but... those of you liking the "good old fashioned fax loop" as weasel called it sound like you still use a good old fashioned fax machine...

    so don't forget... 2 can play that game... and if you use your fax machine to mess with a larger, meaner company.. do you not think the revenge game can have consequences?

    I mean, I'd bet anything that this loser if faxing digitally, as well as paying a staff to assist in his dirty tactics... if any of you are still paying for ink or foils to receive faxes, I sure don't think you want to use your own fax for sending him the good old fashioned fax loop.. he will probably just get a digital copy, costing him nothing... but he could turn the table on anyone with good old fashioned fax machine...
  12. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Continued on NHB.

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