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If you get a telemarketer call, you... 

34%
36 deviants said Ignore it, because my phone has call display
34%
36 deviants said Answer it, see if it's a telemarketer, and just hang up
22%
23 deviants said Answer it, deal with them
10%
11 deviants said Other (elaaaaboraaate~)

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:iconwingedlioness:
WingedLioness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I wait for the answering message and if it turns out to be someone(or want to talk to...) I know I pick up. if not, I just ignore it. :) I also check the caller ID.
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Mechanicalchaser-Sca Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, mine seems to be the common route... :P

you can always go on youtube and figure out how master pranksters deal with telemarketers... :D
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Mechanicalchaser-Sca Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
figure out who they want to talk to and then say they're not here... otherwise say i'm not the one to talk to over such matters.
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akisame Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
We have caller display but I still end up answering anyway 8D;
I always take the piss out of the way they asked for my mum (because they usually call her the wrong name) and then they hang up XD;; when I think about it, it seems really mean but I do it automatically XDXD
Poor telemarketers..what an awful job..
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:iconcnick55:
cnick55 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I answer in a different language to scare them off.
They usually hang up if I answer in Japanese xD;;
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:iconoceantann:
oceantann Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. I should try that one 8D
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cnick55 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Yeah it's really fun to scare them off x3 <- sadistic humor
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lstjules Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
if a telemarketer calls. i tell them to take me off the list of calls. Then, they have no choice and they don't call again
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xHollehx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Answer and laugh at them xD
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alexisneo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I do't have call display so I pick up D:
and if they try to start selling me something or whatever I actually listen to what they say or whatnot and they say that I'm not interrested or whatever because I'd feel bad if I didn't TT-TT *woss*
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inu-puppy-chan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
wait for it to leave a message. If nobody does, it's normally a telemarketer.
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4verme Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
at least they ask for the parent
here that just start talking...
I just listen and when they ask a question
like would you like to purchase blah blah...
I say no, then they hang up ^^;
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
inspired by a long passed Dilbert comic,

i will give him my Kevorkian call waiting messages! XD
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tigereyeY3K Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
We screen all our calls. XD If they're bold enough to leave a message, we just delete them.
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xhiro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I unfortunately don't have caller display... so ninety-nine point nine percent of the time, the conversations go like this:

"Hi, may I speak to (my parent's name)?"
"They're not here atm."
"When is a better time I could call back."
"Idk."
"Alright, thanks, have a nice day."

and I'm the phone person in my house so... I always pick up their calls. Recently I find that speaking in a bored, raspy voice discourages them from asking the second question.
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Annoire Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Luckily, I have caller ID and don't have to answer. X3
But once, I was on the phone and they called on the other line and my Caller ID didn't work... and they were all "Is your mommy or daddy there?" in this dumb baby voice~
so I screamed "I'M FIFTEEN" and hung up. ; A;
I have an 8 year old's voice. x3
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oceantann Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
L-LOL ;;;;
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:iconannoire:
Annoire Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
XD;; YES
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Manamaraya Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
"Hello?"
"Hi may I speak to a mr or ms O'Brien please?"
"Please hold *badly hums elevator music for up to an hour until they finally hang up*"
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:iconoceantann:
oceantann Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL really.
I wouldn't have the guts... D///D
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Rain-Hime Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
In our house we either ignore it or my brother answers it and puts the phone by the stereo when he's playing music and then hangs up or just lets them keep on talking then hang up. But recently we just pick up to numbers we know because of the recent scams going on.
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oceantann Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hardly ever answer them, but lately, since my boyfriend's gone to Europe, I've been answering all my "long distant calls". And I just answer it and when they say "Hello, can I speak w-" i hang up in the middle of their sentance LOL. OTL....
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