Caller: I represent your local yellow pages and need to update our information on your account
BIG RED FLAG: There are many scam artists out there who take your business information and then treat it like a "buy" order for advertising and bill later. Beware people calling saying they are just trying to "update your listing." I have also had folks who actually cut and pasted recordings of my phone calls to paste my answers to questions that have not been asked.
Me: What city are you representing?
C: we're local
M: Local where?
M: I have 200 locations across the country, what local area are you representing?
C: we're worldwide -- everywhere.
M: CLICK (me hanging up)
Wow, telemarketing scripts by Kafka. Unbelievably, they called again 10 seconds later
C: We represent Phoenix
M: OK, Phoenix. I don't have any operations in Phoenix, just my HQ. I don't want to be listed in Phoenix
C: You are already listed
M: Well that explains why I get calls at my accounting office looking for a camping space. Please remove me.
C: Can I have your name please
M: No you may not. You said I had an account already. You should know my name CLICK
Incredibly, my new favorite Indian pitbull telemarketer calls again
C: blah, blah, something, blah blah.
M: Look, please take this down. I do not want a yellow pages listing in Phoenix. I would like my Yellow Pages listing removed in Phoenix. I do not want to pay you any money. I do not want to give you any information. I do not want you to call me any more. CLICK
I do not want it sam I am. I do not want green eggs and spam.
I probably still will get a bill.