I have a few telemarketers who repeatedly call our house. I'm talking at least once a week. My usual response to telemarketers is to ask them to remove our number from their call list. I have also added my name to a "do not call list" through the Canadian Marketing Association. I have had some measure of success with this approach with Canadian-based telemarketers. Now, the problem telemarketers seem to be originating from California, Mexico, and the Philippines. I have asked them to remove me from their call list, but they continue to call. I'm not sure if the same CRTC regulations apply to them.
Yesterday, I received a call from California from a repeat telemarketer, got very angry with her on the phone, asked her to remove my name from the call list AGAIN, and told her if I received another call from her company, I would contact the CRTC. She called again today and I repeated my request with more force.
Is there anything else we can do aside from not answering the phone? Does anyone else have any other creative responses to bothersome telemarketers?