sunflower wrote:A while back you could register with Indecopi avoiding unwanted "spam" and promo calls. Back then we registered and after a few weeks calls especially from banks wanting to "sell" credit cards etc. stopped. Three month ago we changed our telephone number and the same nonsense starts again. At least every 2 days I get calls now not only from banks, strange consultancy companies, etc. wanting to sell me something. I'm really getting sick and tired of it.
I was used to get hassled a lot by those people when I lived in the UK.
But there are two things I did:
Either I said that I am just an employee and I am going to get the landlord and asked them to please hold the line. But...I 'forgot' to get the non existing landlord.
(One time, a guy even hold on the phone for more than 45 MINUTES!!! I think he was new. 45 minutes after I told them to hold on, I suddenly heard someone yelling 'hello' through my phone. I was sitting on my toilet and was allready forgotten about the call I got. ha ha ha)
The other thing I did was just saying that I don't speak in English. (I did the same with double glazing touts that knock on my door and Jehovah witnesses.
Or started yelling to them in my own language.