Have you ever been harassed by an uninvited telemarketer? It can be absolutely infuriating. But, did you know that it's actually possible to get revenge on telemarketers - you guessed it - with a telemarketer prank!
In the past, telemarketers have been a nuisance to many people. They call during dinner time or early in the morning, and what’s worse is that they often interrupt our conversations with friends and family. It can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s always a good idea to have a quick telemarketer prank up your sleeve for those long, tedious days. Here’s one that you can do at home without any special tools or skills. All you need is a phone and some extra time on your hands.
Telemarketer Prank For The Telemarketer Bros
You are at home, relaxing on the couch when you get a call from an unknown number. The person on the other end of the line starts off saying, "Hi. I am calling to give you a chance to win a prize." You politely decline and ask if they will take your number off their list. The telemarketer says no and continues with questions about your occupation, marital status, hobbies, etc. When you tell them these things are not necessary for entering their contests, they start asking for money or other personal information before finally hanging up. Telemarketing can be an annoyance even if it is not done by someone intent on scamming you.
If you have been on the phone with a telemarketer, then you know how frustrating it can be. It seems like these people won't take no for an answer. They call at all hours of the day and night, and they will not stop until you pick up the phone. And while most people would just hang up or ignore their calls, this is actually a great way to get revenge on these annoying people.
Why You Might Want To Prank A Telemarketer
With all the common telemarketing scammers out there, it's no wonder that a lot of people are very frustrated. The following are just a few reasons why you should bother to prank a telemarketer.
According to CSO Online, the sales industry tends to get a bad reputation for its customer service. People don't like to be lied to and often have higher expectations than the company. When people are asked to buy something, they expect the company will keep their promises and that their calls will be important to them. However, this is not the case.
However, that isn’t always the case. Telemarketers usually call a lot of people. They have a list of numbers that they are expecting to receive phone calls from, so it’s not hard to understand how they’d call someone that hasn’t already been on their list. If you think you’re going to get annoyed with telemarketers, just imagine how annoyed they are with you.
That being said, telemarketers are actually pretty interesting people. Not only are they very friendly, but they’re also incredibly persistent, so it’s always a good idea to have a quick prank up your sleeve for those long, tedious days. Below are some simple, but hilarious telemarketer prank ideas you can do!
Telemarketer Prank Ideas
Give them an address in another country and pretend it's yours
This one may be a bit extreme for many people, but it’s bound to leave a telemarketer in disbelief. At first, the telemarketer may reply positively. But then, when you tell them that you're in another foreign country, they will probably hang up. Devise a location that is very unusual, let’s say Fairytopia or Narnia, and for sure, that annoying telemarketer will hang up on you in an instant!
Pretend you speak French and you can't speak English
Sometimes, telemarketers make you feel bad because you can't understand what they are saying. But, what if I told you that you can easily fool them into believing that you can't understand them? You can do this by pretending that your native language is French that you have a problem with your English language skills. Then, you'll ask the telemarketer to repeat what they are saying, and when they don't, you'll tell them that you will call them back. Now, they have no excuse to call you back and that you can say your English lesson was just a little bit too late. Tres Bon, indeed!
Use a fake voice to the telemarketer prank
A telemarketer is always trying to get their attention and it doesn’t matter who they are. So, whenever you talk to one, use a fake voice. This can often be enough to have the telemarketer hang up or let them know you aren’t interested.
Pretend to be deaf
Did you know that this is one of the most effective ways to get rid of telemarketers? This is because most people tend to assume that everyone can hear them when, in fact, this is not the case. If you decide to call someone to harass them, you can “pretend” to be deaf when they ask you stuff.
Pretend you’re a telemarketer prank
Oh how the turntables! How about you prank your friends and pretend you are an annoying telemarketer? If you plan on doing this kind of prank idea, we suggest you download a reliable spoof calling app that will help you hide your identity without needing to buy a burner phone or an extra sim card.
Once you have your spoof calling app set up, you may now call your target victim and make a really believable and of course, hilarious script! We’ll leave it up to you, prankster!
No matter what kind of call you receive, the best prank to play on telemarketers is to have a quick one. Make it memorable and make them think that you’re guilty when you tell them that you will never call them back. These pranks aren't complicated, and they won't be difficult to do. In most cases, it only requires a bit of effort, and we're sure you'll have a lot of fun trying them out.
Be creative with your pranks. You can use a joke or a sentence that makes your telemarketer giggle. However, don’t resort to obscene gestures, as they might get you into trouble.
We’re sure you’ll be able to get some great pranks for telemarketers to play. Just remember that if you’re going to prank a telemarketer, please be considerate of their time and try not to leave them shouting and complaining in the middle of a conversation.
As always, happy pranking!
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