“I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.” – George Bernard Shaw
Be careful, be aware. There’s a new device out there to trap you into purchasing something you don’t want and didn’t authorize. The telemarketers are using a new system to get you. It’s the simple word, “yes”. If, during the call, you say “yes” at any time, answering yes, even acknowledging your name, the word is captured and can be used to make a purchase of an item you probably don’t want.
It works so simply, it’s amazing and so easy to trap you into buying something you probably wouldn’t want. It starts as soon as you pick up the phone to answer the call. The caller says, “Is this Mrs., or Mr. Jones?”, using your name. If the caller has your name you naturally say, “Yes.” That’s the normal response. And they’ve got you! With your recorded “Yes” they can copy that word and apply it to the product they are promoting. You have now accepted the purchase of the item they are selling and will be charged. You don’t even know it’s happened.
So, be aware. When the phone rings, let it ring a couple of times, prepare yourself for the possibility that it may not be one of your family or friends. It may be a telemarketer. Be prepared to pause if they ask “Is this Mrs. or Mr. Jones,” (using your name), do not reply immediately. If it isn’t someone you know, just hang up. Do not answer. Just hang up. This is a call you don’t want and should not be concerned about being abrupt or discourteous. You are being careful and smart.
Pass this on to your family and friends. I heard it on Ch, 7 last night.
” The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.” – William Somerset Maugham, novelist
“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”.- Henry C. Link
“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” – Proverbs 17:28
Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. – unknown
How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said? – Unknown
“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.” – Lord Chesterfield
“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Sherlock Holmes