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    • VitaFortunato
    • By VitaFortunato 7th Nov 16, 8:02 PM
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    Heads Up on annoying sales call
    • #1
    • 7th Nov 16, 8:02 PM
    Heads Up on annoying sales call 7th Nov 16 at 8:02 PM
    From some blind company whose competition I entered. Why is it ALWAYS blinds companies?

    Anyway - the number is 0333 212 2283 so you can ignore or block as you wish!
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    • dadsgoneshopping
    • By dadsgoneshopping 9th Nov 16, 4:10 PM
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    • #2
    • 9th Nov 16, 4:10 PM
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    • 9th Nov 16, 4:10 PM
    Thanks, had a missed call today whilst I was at work, I won't bother calling it back now!
    • BJV
    • By BJV 10th Nov 16, 11:11 AM
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    • #3
    • 10th Nov 16, 11:11 AM
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    • 10th Nov 16, 11:11 AM
    If you search the number on Google it has been searched 100's of times in the last few days by people who all comment i=on it being a scam/sales number.

    Some say it is about pensions
    banks,
    blind charity,
    & one saying consumer center ????

    I would take the call listen to what they have to say and then say no. That way they should/will/hopefully stop calling . Or block the number.
    Happiness, Health and Wealth in that order please!
    • kevinb1967
    • By kevinb1967 10th Nov 16, 1:04 PM
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    • #4
    • 10th Nov 16, 1:04 PM
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    • 10th Nov 16, 1:04 PM
    I got that too, he said that I'd entered a competition to win some blinds and that I had won a runner up prize of 10% discount.

    Not interested but still the best win I've had for a while.....
    Thank you to those who post the comps on here
    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 10th Nov 16, 1:06 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Nov 16, 1:06 PM
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    • 10th Nov 16, 1:06 PM
    I had a missed call from this number yesterday as well.
    August wins: £100 Credited in my Valued opinion account, A GoPro HERO5 Black Edition Camcorder, Green Pok!mon TCG: Island Guardians Tin.
    • StephanieCarr
    • By StephanieCarr 10th Nov 16, 7:53 PM
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    • #6
    • 10th Nov 16, 7:53 PM
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    • 10th Nov 16, 7:53 PM
    just this second had one. :-/
    NOV WINS- De Longhi Coffee Maker, Country Living Christmas Fair tickets, Quality Street Carton, Pixiwoo Face, ChristmasCD, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe tickets
    • GW78
    • By GW78 11th Nov 16, 1:40 PM
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    • #7
    • 11th Nov 16, 1:40 PM
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    • 11th Nov 16, 1:40 PM
    I had a call like that yesterday too but she was fine when I said no thanks & didn't push it. I can deal with calls like that, it's when they go on and on not letting you speak or hang up on you when you start to say no that drive me mad.
    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 11th Nov 16, 9:26 PM
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    • #8
    • 11th Nov 16, 9:26 PM
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    • 11th Nov 16, 9:26 PM
    Also got the call. Explained that I entered to win the main prize and couldn't afford new blinds even with a 50% discount and he said no problem and said have a nice day. Wasn't pushy or annoying.
    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 15th Nov 16, 8:21 PM
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    • #9
    • 15th Nov 16, 8:21 PM
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    • 15th Nov 16, 8:21 PM
    Another phone call tonight, Picked up was playing music and then hung up on me
    August wins: £100 Credited in my Valued opinion account, A GoPro HERO5 Black Edition Camcorder, Green Pok!mon TCG: Island Guardians Tin.
    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 15th Nov 16, 9:14 PM
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    I also received another phone call. Politely explained I entered because i'm broke and I'd already received a phone call. She apologised and said I should have been removed from the list so she'll do that today.
    • Smartsaver7
    • By Smartsaver7 15th Nov 16, 9:39 PM
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    If continues , tell them to hang on , put phone on table and get a drink , waste their time, if I don't recognise the number I let it go to voicemail , if important will leave a message.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 15th Nov 16, 10:20 PM
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    If continues , tell them to hang on , put phone on table and get a drink , waste their time, if I don't recognise the number I let it go to voicemail , if important will leave a message.
    Originally posted by Smartsaver7
    Rare as they are, if it's a call and move on winning call they don't leave messages.
    • shelley3281
    • By shelley3281 17th Nov 16, 3:54 PM
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    this numbers phoned me every day for the past 4 days..really annoying...and i dont remember entering any blinds comps...some bad company is selling on our details...tut tut
    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 22nd Nov 16, 6:47 PM
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    Another phone call today to THANK ME for entering the competition and to say i never won, I said i never gave permission for them to use my details they said it was a thank you call for entering the competition. Is this worth reporting to TPS?
    August wins: £100 Credited in my Valued opinion account, A GoPro HERO5 Black Edition Camcorder, Green Pok!mon TCG: Island Guardians Tin.
    • VitaFortunato
    • By VitaFortunato 22nd Nov 16, 8:26 PM
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    Is this worth reporting to TPS?
    I think - although I could be wrong - that if you have willingly given your number to someone then there's not much TPS can or will do. Worth checking out though.
    • Compingfairy
    • By Compingfairy 6th Dec 16, 6:28 PM
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    Had a few calls according to my partner in the last few days from similar people asking for me, although I haven't been in. Today I had one from a blind company associated with a Laura Ashley room makeover I entered that although I didn't win I got a voucher for £250 (I think if I spend £1000 haha) although wasn't pushy when I said I was broke too. And now this one just plays music and then goes quiet.
    Started comping 7/12/15
    Prize fund 2015: £55.89
    Prize fund 2016: £679.76
    Prize Fund 2017: £51.94
    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 7th Dec 16, 8:32 AM
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    I think - although I could be wrong - that if you have willingly given your number to someone then there's not much TPS can or will do. Worth checking out though.
    Originally posted by VitaFortunato

    generally if you agree to being contacted there is nothing the TPS can do , if you haven't the they can get involved
    prood gran to 4 lovely boys
    • gooner18
    • By gooner18 16th Jun 17, 3:43 PM
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    Still pestering
    Just took a call from them before the bloke could offer me the runner up prize of 10% I told him what he was going to say.I then told him to pester someone else very annoying I doubt anybody won the free blinds!
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 16th Jun 17, 4:17 PM
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    Just took a call from them before the bloke could offer me the runner up prize of 10% I told him what he was going to say.I then told him to pester someone else very annoying I doubt anybody won the free blinds!
    Originally posted by gooner18
    I would be very surprised if there was not a real winner as the prize value is also tax deductible for them.

    This is very cheap advertising/lead gathering and gets them loads of numbers of people who would consider blinds as they have entered a competition to win some. It costs money just to buy lists of live e-mail addresses that have consented to be contacted, it costs more for live phone numbers and much more again if they fit a particular profile - almost certainly works out far cheaper for them to give a set of blinds away than buy the lists.
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