By Ted Schredd
Ahh don’t you just love when
you get a spam email, a phone solicitor at dinner
or if you have
a fax machine you are always finding a special
deal on toner. But I have solutions…
I have been getting calls on my cell phone from
a fax machine for about four years now. It usually
only happens when I am out of town so when the
fax calls I get charged for long distance and
airtime. Then because the phone doesn’t
engage the fax - the fax calls back every couple
of hours for my entire road trip! And no there
is no number shown on the call display.
When I call forward my cell phone to my office
then I receive the faxes. On those faxes there
is a number to remove my number from the list.
After six different calls I am still getting unsolicited
faxes. But with a little change in my attitude,
I kind of get excited when I these Spam faxes arrive.
First I would look up the company on the web.
Most of these companies have toll free fax numbers
so that you can place your order for their product.
My cover page tells them to remove my cell phone
number then they get 20 -50 pages of pizza menus,
tax forms – anything that doesn’t have
my pertinent information on it. Then I send and
send and send. Sometimes they try to fax me back
but I never answer. I just send a follow up fax
that asks them what part of don’t fax me
don’t you understand?
But my friend Terry the Kiwi showed me how to
take it to the next level. Make an endless loop
fax (See photo) that can run through your fax machine
for a week - but I am sure they will unplug the
phone long before that.
A note of caution: taping the three pieces of
paper can be a little tricky. Make sure you don’t
jam your own fax machine. It takes a little practice – but
it sure is cool when you make it happen.
Anyway, at least with phone solicitors you can
mess with their psyche. (He he) Check out this
on how to handle a telemarketer.