This tip may help your scrapbooking in a round about way ;-)....I received this in an email and thought it was pretty funny!
#1. Three Little Words That Work
The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please...' Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt. Then when you eventually hear the phone company's busy tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up.
#2. When no one is on the other end
This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home. What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible This confuses the machine and it kicks your number out of their system.
#3. Junk Mail Help
When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment. This allows the company the opportunity to throw their own junk mail away. When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and such, do not throw away the return envelope. Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? Why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes. If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send. You can even send the envelope back empty if you want. It still costs them 37 cents. Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again You get the idea !If enough people follow these tips, it will work.
I hope no one is offended, but I found these to be funny.