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A Dose of Buckley 23 – Telemarketers

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

So, despite the fact that I’m on the Do Not Call List, I get calls from Telemarketers all the time. So, I’ve had to come up instead with creative ways of dealing with them, because hanging up doesn’t do anything, swearing at them doesn’t do anything… they just keep calling back. Sometimes I like to have fun with them, other times I just want to get them off the phone as quickly as possible. So, when Bell called recently to offer me a “free” cell phone, I came up with a way to get them to hang up on me in less than a minute. Have a listen.

A Dose of Buckley 23 – Telemarketers Uncensored (CLICK TO LISTEN – 2 minutes, 44 seconds)

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A Dose of Buckley 18 – BBM

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

If you live in Canada, you may or may not at one point in your life received a phone call from BBM, The Bureau of Measurement. They conduct surveys 4 times a year to figure out the ratings. It’s a little skewed because they just send you a book and hope you’ll fill it out right, and though I’m sure 90% of people do, there’s the other 10% that probably mess it up.

Anyway, I received one of these surveys, as did my girlfriend. Next thing I know, we get a call from a telemarketer who’s only possible source for our name and number could have been BBM… How do I know this for sure? Well, listen to the audio!

A Dose of Buckley 18 – BBM Uncensored (3 minutes, 8 seconds. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN)

I also put together a snazzy little video version and posted it on YouTube:
The YouTube version

I’m not saying for sure that BBM sold our information, maybe it was a leak from someone in their organization. But to say it was a coincidence… well it’s next to impossible.