Keep getting spam calls lately, I've found this little gem


(Jack Donovan) #1

https://egbg.home.xs4all.nl/counterscript.html

This is a counter script for marketing. As soon as you get asked a question by these ridiculous companies, you start asking questions back.

I genuinely can’t wait to use this :joy: hope somebody else feels the same.

(if you get so far with it, you even start asking things like “what toothpaste do you recommend”) :joy:


(Jack Donovan) #2


#3

Oh, I love this! Please, someone call me!!!


#4

Post your number I am sure you’ll start to get calls :slight_smile:

Or just go ahead and signup for some newsletters or do couple of comparison websites searches :smiley:


(Andre Borie) #5

My strategy is to record all calls and play along with whatever bullshit they’re doing (Fake Name Generator is a great tool) and at the end when they think they’ve sold something or got a lead I just casually ask which company they’re working for, at which point they’re happy to say.

Once I have the company details and the call recording I can get in touch with them directly and invoice them for my time - if they don’t pay up I can escalate it to small claims court as I believe it’s illegal to call personal numbers registered on the TPS list.

Sadly I’ve only ever been able to do this a couple of times - maybe my number is now on some kind of “do not call, I mean REALLY DO NOT call list” because of this. :joy:


(Jack Donovan) #6

This is brilliant. Have you ever actually got any money?


(Andre Borie) #7

Got a few hundred quid twice. I want more spam calls now :money_with_wings::heart_eyes: