When unwanted calls from call centers start to trickle in, they can quickly get the better of your patience. You feel unable to react. Don’t panic, there are some pretty effective options to prevent this from happening again. Summary
You can take steps yourself to limit or even get rid of these types of calls. We suggest that you try alternatives that allow you to get rid of of these unwanted calls.
If you’re getting a lot of pushy call center phone calls, here’s how you can stop them:
Sign up to the telephone canvassing opposition list to block this type of call
When you are contacted by a telemarketer, you have the right to ask them to delete your information from their database. Something possible to do also thanks to the site bloctel.gouv.fr. It’s about registering for free on list of opposition to canvassing and on which you can register your landline or mobile phone number. The approach should allow you for a period of 3 renewable years to no longer be bothered by call centers for commercial purposes.
If you have received your confirmation of registration on Bloctel and 30 days later, you still receive the disputed call, you can report it by going to the SignalConso site and filling out a form, according to the economie.gouv.fr site.
Note, however, that Bloctel does not support all cold calling since you can still receive calls from non-profit associations, which do not do commercial prospecting. However, this should not constitute a hindrance strictly speaking since the campaigns of this type of organization run seasonal campaigns. These calls are therefore not considered untimely since they are sufficiently scattered in time not to disturb you.
What other solutions to put an end to call center harassment?
In addition to registering for the Bloctel telephone canvassing opposition list, you can also apply some effective advice to put an end to this type of unwanted calls:
Answer the call and do not hang up immediately
It may seem paradoxical, but you should know that as long as you do not give a clear answer to the canvassers, they will continue to call you until they get one, even if it is negative. As you will always be considered potentially interested, they will register you as “unreachable” after which their software will automatically generate a call to your destination after a few days.
It is also important to choose your words carefully when formulating your refusal or your request for a stay of appeals. If you tell them you’re sorry and you don’t have time to talk right now, this assumes that you will have time later and will be able to respond. Because although the canvasser understood that it was a respectful refusal, he is sometimes obliged to repeat the call. To prevent this from happening, ask him to put you on the do not contact list.
Remember to block numbers from call centers
Another way to put an end to nuisance calls from call centers is to simply block the number. However, this method has its limits since several call centers often use a different phone number.
In yet another register, you can recognize unknown numbers calling you. Whether it is a call center or a person, there are ways to unmask the number, by downloading apps from Play Store like Truecaller which will automatically display the information of the unknown number.
Nuisance calls from call centers cause frustration. These solutions can help you overcome this inconvenience.