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atwitsend
Old 17-12-2009, 9:28 AM
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Default WWF charity cold calling at door....

I'm not sure if I have posted this in the correct section.

Last night I had a WWF charity rep on my doorstep asking me to donate, I declined politely and gave her the heads up that this estate is a non coldcalling area or what not and some people can be a bit funny, and she informs me that they are authourised by the police and the council to cold call anywhere they want.

Anyone know if this is the case? This is more curiosity than anything, I have never heard of this before :confused:
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Old 17-12-2009, 9:33 AM
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I've never heard of anyone being authorised to cold call but I find people knocking my door to sell or ask for money very irritating and I always send them away. They flash a little ID card at you and then expect you to part with your bank details and why do they always call as I'm just about to sit down for a meal?

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Old 17-12-2009, 9:40 AM
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I've never heard of anyone being authorised to cold call but I find people knocking my door to sell or ask for money very irritating and I always send them away. They flash a little ID card at you and then expect you to part with your bank details and why do they always call as I'm just about to sit down for a meal?

Sorry this doesn't answer your question - hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be along soon to help!
Funny enough, it was teatime
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Old 17-12-2009, 9:47 AM
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Tbh I doubt a non cold calling area has any legal standing so technically they are right that they are allowed by the police and council to do it.
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Tbh I doubt a non cold calling area has any legal standing so technically they are right that they are allowed by the police and council to do it.
Very good point, normally the residents just chase the cold callers down the road with pitchforks
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WWF?

The wrestlers need MORE money?
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A non cold calling zone is basically just a area where residents in line with the council have decided that cold callers are not welcome. I seem to remember you get issued with sticky notes to put on the door saying "No cold callers" and signs are put on lamposts. It isn't legally enforceable to stop people calling and the schemes are not usually designed to stop charity collections.
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WWF?

The wrestlers need MORE money?
Damn, you got there before me
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Tbh I doubt a non cold calling area has any legal standing so technically they are right that they are allowed by the police and council to do it.
But not 'authorised'. Just 'not forbidden'. 'Allowed' is too strong.
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Old 17-12-2009, 12:22 PM
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A non cold calling zone is basically just a area where residents in line with the council have decided that cold callers are not welcome. I seem to remember you get issued with sticky notes to put on the door saying "No cold callers" and signs are put on lamposts. It isn't legally enforceable to stop people calling and the schemes are not usually designed to stop charity collections.
True...it's probably not enforceable legally...but if you saw a sign saying " No cold callers " would you even bother knocking and inviting the short answers you might well incur ??

Anyway....the second someone started telling me they can call if they want is one second away from them getting a door shut in their face.

Reminds me...I had the Jehovah's Witnesses calling AGAIN!! on Saturday.....they weren't too impressed when I wished them a" Merry Christmas, and I hope you get lots of nice presents "
if i had known then what i know now
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We had the same, I gave them a tiger
It's taken me years of experience to get this cynical
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I had them today,i only had a tshirt on they didn't stay long. They were trying to save me from the evils of christmas.
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I keep a copy of L.Ron H's 'Dianetics' in my hall for when religious ne'erdowells come calling.
I'd recommend everyone get a copy - for levelling wonky tables. you wouldn't want to waste a useful book, would you?
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WWF?

The wrestlers need MORE money?
That would have worked if they hadn't changed their name to WWE
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That would have worked if they hadn't changed their name to WWE
several years ago i might add
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several years ago i might add

I think people realise this but wanted to make the joke anyway
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I think people realise this but wanted to make the joke anyway
really?
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really?

really


How did you manage to not type an extra load of words to make the message long enough?
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really


How did you manage to not type an extra load of words to make the message long enough?
I'm not sure actually lol:confused:
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really


How did you manage to not type an extra load of words to make the message long enough?
Really

Nope doesnt work now

must have been a momentary lapse of concentration in martins administration team for the forums.
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