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I don't even want to ask...seriously, really, truly. 

In my inbox every single day they come...

Review us!

Why didn't you review us?

We saw you didn't review us, something wrong sunshine?

Can you NOW review us? Go on...please

I ordered tea from worldmarket - the review us emails are relentless, they don't just ask - they KEEP ASKING!

I got a book from amazon (which I have not even read yet) but I have to review it - oh and review the process to buy the book, oh and review the the website, oh and review the seller...

Rack cards, won't let me off the hook, I have to review them, I must, they even call my phone to tell me THEY HAVE TO KNOW HOW I LIKED MY ORDER!!

Premiere Parking that was closed, no attendant in site, locked up tight, that we did not use - review us!

The ship "cruise line" wherein we got very ill and had a destroyed 25 anniversary - review us! (oh yeah I will, you know that much!)

I can't possibly be the only one who is getting these REVIEW US emails en-masse!  

I have been busy unsubscribing, that is my thing this week, UNSUBSCRIBE and guess what? That is not enough, you must REVIEW THEM and tell them WHY you are unsubscribing. They think they have me in their grip and won't let go!

OUCH~~!

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In my next life I think I'll come back as a scammer.  Sounds a lot easier than being on the receiving end of the scam of the month club.

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Just got one from a compromised email.... in French! I'm in trouble, I need help, not able to answer the phone, just emails, so email me for the details. 

SPAM folder. What do I care? I don't know you personally. 

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I think Madeleine has the answer here. Give them their feedback, and make it negative regarding the repeated harassment to give a review.

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Arks wrote:

I think Madeleine has the answer here. Give them their feedback, and make it negative regarding the repeated harassment to give a review.

Wrong

That is called a can of worms.

Go ahead and try that one. You are only engaging and will get 10 more emails "badgering" you. PS Every time I read badger I think of Wind in the Willows... CHEERS! Smiling

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Arks wrote:

I think Madeleine has the answer here. Give them their feedback, and make it negative regarding the repeated harassment to give a review.

Wrong

That is called a can of worms.

Go ahead and try that one. You are only engaging and will get 10 more emails "badgering" you. PS Every time I read badger I think of Wind in the Willows... CHEERS! Smiling

If they email back say you'll write another one until they back off. Or, do what you're doing and opt out.

I order stuff online all the time and I rarely get requests for reviews. I will consider myself lucky!

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Arks wrote:

I think Madeleine has the answer here. Give them their feedback, and make it negative regarding the repeated harassment to give a review.

Wrong

That is called a can of worms.

Go ahead and try that one. You are only engaging and will get 10 more emails "badgering" you.

We'll see. I finally answered the call from Sears Protection last night at 8:30. I'd never answered any of the previous 200 calls.

The voice on the other end sounded like a teenaged boy who really didn't want to get yelled at again. I just said, "Please stop calling me. Leave me alone," and hung up. We'll see. At worst, I don't think they will call more than they already were.

Granted, you're not supposed to respond to regular spam saying please unsubscribe me. That just confirms to them that you are really there. But I don't think it's the same with most legitimate companies asking for a review. We'll see, but I think most are just too dumb to realize that they're making us mad with all the contacts.

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Arks wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

Arks wrote:

I think Madeleine has the answer here. Give them their feedback, and make it negative regarding the repeated harassment to give a review.

Wrong

That is called a can of worms.

Go ahead and try that one. You are only engaging and will get 10 more emails "badgering" you.

We'll see. I finally answered the call from Sears Protection last night at 8:30. I'd never answered any of the previous 200 calls.

The voice on the other end sounded like a teenaged boy who really didn't want to get yelled at again. I just said, "Please stop calling me. Leave me alone," and hung up. We'll see. At worst, I don't think they will call more than they already were.

Granted, you're not supposed to respond to regular spam saying please unsubscribe me. That just confirms to them that you are really there. But I don't think it's the same with most legitimate companies asking for a review. We'll see, but I think most are just too dumb to realize that they're making us mad with all the contacts.

Yes, we shall see... (insert that evil laughter here bwwawaahhhhhhhh)

I was thinking about this as I TOO answered the call from a familiar marketer who has been calling...for YEARS. For YEARS I have been asking them not to call, the person is not here.

"Is Cary there?" Love the personal tone, as they deceitfully act like a buddy of Cary's...who is an older woman btw, and prior owner of this B&B, yes, over 10 years ago, and owned it for less than 2 years. So I addressed it once again...told them to BUG OFF. They will call again, they have been for years. Just like that loser who emails innkeepers and has done so for years, changes his M.O. on occasion and continues...forever, infinity...

The Red Cross calls here all the time too. BTW. They continue to call, I tell them REMOVE US FROM YOUR LIST, and they call again, the next week. Every week. Every Month. The entire year and into the next year.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Yes, we shall see... (insert that evil laughter here bwwawaahhhhhhhh)

I was thinking about this as I TOO answered the call from a familiar marketer who has been calling...for YEARS. For YEARS I have been asking them not to call, the person is not here.

"Is Cary there?" Love the personal tone, as they deceitfully act like a buddy of Cary's...who is an older woman btw, and prior owner of this B&B, yes, over 10 years ago, and owned it for less than 2 years. So I addressed it once again...told them to BUG OFF. They will call again, they have been for years. Just like that loser who emails innkeepers and has done so for years, changes his M.O. on occasion and continues...forever, infinity...

The Red Cross calls here all the time too. BTW. They continue to call, I tell them REMOVE US FROM YOUR LIST, and they call again, the next week. Every week. Every Month. The entire year and into the next year.

Around here, that company would be in a LOT of trouble. They don't have a relationship with you and therefore would need to stop calling you. The notification on the telephone gives them 30 days to get you on a list and they can't call you back for 3 years. If you were their client, it's a different story. And the punishment for calling you when you have put them on notice? Disconnection of phone service.

I once caught the phone company violating the list. You should see the hoops they jumped through to keep me from getting their lines disconnected.

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We have a national do not call list here in the U.S., but it's only for private numbers, not business to business. I don't know if it works for personal numbers since I haven't had one for so long!

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I get most of these calls on my personal line, so they need to comply. 

For the B&B line, it's a separate number with a different ring and I usually tell people that it's reservations only, the office doesn't have a phone, just email.

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Sugar Bear wrote:

I get most of these calls on my personal line, so they need to comply. 

For the B&B line, it's a separate number with a different ring and I usually tell people that it's reservations only, the office doesn't have a phone, just email.

Business line. Stupid overpriced business line.

Not to change the topic but it was an overwhelming task to change all of this out, and DH wanted to do it and I said we are for sale, now is NOT the time to just have a private line, people won't get that...no wonder they aren't making a million bucks, they don't even have a business phone #! or listing!

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I have never had a "business" line. We were a residence with a phone line and I just left it that way. We are not listed in the local phone book under the B & B name. The cost would have been prohibitive - fortunately I had a friend with a business line who clued me in. As for the listing in the phone book, I hear a few times a year from locals who said they could not find us in the phone book and I tell them we are listed under our name, not the business. Locals do not stay here.

Even though the locals seem to have difficulty finding us, the dead air, robo calls, and other unsolicited and unwanted calls seem to have that problem.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Sugar Bear wrote:

I get most of these calls on my personal line, so they need to comply. 

For the B&B line, it's a separate number with a different ring and I usually tell people that it's reservations only, the office doesn't have a phone, just email.

Business line. Stupid overpriced business line.

Not to change the topic but it was an overwhelming task to change all of this out, and DH wanted to do it and I said we are for sale, now is NOT the time to just have a private line, people won't get that...no wonder they aren't making a million bucks, they don't even have a business phone #! or listing!

In re that phone calling, dead air scam that I mentioned awhile back... The phone company will not refund us for all of those 800# calls we are still getting. I am seriously thinking of retiring the 800# this year. Start removing it from everything until it exists only on brochures that have been stuffed in drawers for decades.

Why should I be paying $50 to scammers for tying up my phone line?

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Madeleine wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

Sugar Bear wrote:

I get most of these calls on my personal line, so they need to comply. 

For the B&B line, it's a separate number with a different ring and I usually tell people that it's reservations only, the office doesn't have a phone, just email.

Business line. Stupid overpriced business line.

Not to change the topic but it was an overwhelming task to change all of this out, and DH wanted to do it and I said we are for sale, now is NOT the time to just have a private line, people won't get that...no wonder they aren't making a million bucks, they don't even have a business phone #! or listing!

In re that phone calling, dead air scam that I mentioned awhile back... The phone company will not refund us for all of those 800# calls we are still getting. I am seriously thinking of retiring the 800# this year. Start removing it from everything until it exists only on brochures that have been stuffed in drawers for decades.

Why should I be paying $50 to scammers for tying up my phone line?

We have mostly removed all mention of our 800# about a year ago, it still is on our brochures and bus cards along with our reg. number so will not do away with it at this time. Our bill is next to zip and most months I get the 'pleasure' of only paying the $2 min mthly fee.  I'll give it another yr then may just toss it all together. 

We never had a business number either.  Back in the days where yellow page ads were needed, we paid for a 1 line listing.  That was scratched from our budget about 6 yrs ago.  Most people don't even bother with the book any more, they just Google it like I do. 

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Any chance that these calls are part of the current scheme to get people to call back a number in the islands? http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/02/04/scam-missed-calls/5195155/

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Sugar Bear wrote:

Any chance that these calls are part of the current scheme to get people to call back a number in the islands? http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/02/04/scam-missed-calls/5195155/

I've gotten 3 calls from the islands just this week.  Interestingly, they are on my non-published cell phone.  I knew not to answer, but wonder how they got the number.

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Innkeep wrote:

I've gotten 3 calls from the islands just this week.  Interestingly, they are on my non-published cell phone.  I knew not to answer, but wonder how they got the number.

They don't know your phone number. The random dialer just puts area code, exchange and last 4 together and dials everything in that range. ex - 212-555-1212 and 1213 and 1214, etc.

 

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The answering won't happen, they are set to ring once, show up on caller ID and then disconnect. It's when you call back that you get the $20 phone bill and $10 a minute for extra time.

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I got rid of my 800# 2 years ago. No problems what so ever! Chuck that thing!

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I never put in an 800 number. And I still get phone calls from people who want me to be the tourism bureau. But at least I don't have to pay for it.

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Honestly, the Yellow Pages have gone the way of the dodo bird. My father's business line we converted to VOIP, $135 a year or so. Saved tons of money. 

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Nov '12 we used our auto ins to handle a claim when our son was hit by an uninsured motorist.  I am sure we received a request to provide feedback, never did.  In Nov '13 we received another request which we again deleted and now have gotten 4-5 more. 
 

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I buy a lot of stuff on ebay, where we live it's just so much easier than hunting for things in the shops. Every couple of months I'll log on and leave feedback for everyone, just cut/paste the text.

A couple of times I've had sellers get really quite unpleasant in emails because I haven't left them feedback

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We purchased a small item and in the paperwork it said 'negative feedback will void warranty".  Since it was I $5 item there was no reason to hold back.  

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Write a review. Give them all one star. Say the reason for the one star is the relentless asking for reviews. If true, say the service up to the point of delivery of the item was wonderful, thank you. But now you are tired of receiving emails on a daily basis asking why you haven't left a review yet. And that one star is what happens when you badger people.

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I bought the dishwashers for my apartments at Sears and within a few days I started getting robocalls from "Sears Protection" wanting to sell me extended warranties. After 7 months, I still get at least one a day from them, some calls as late as 9:30 p.m. I see it on caller ID and don't answer. It sure makes me hesitant to every buy from them again.

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I get deluged with all of them and more - I just use the DELETE Key. Helps with upper body strength.

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gillumhouse wrote:

I get deluged with all of them and more - I just use the DELETE Key. Helps with upper body strength.

Ha, ha!

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