Triumphing Over Telemarketers: 3 Tips to Stop Cold Calls for Good

On June 12, 2024 , updated on June 12, 2024 — calls, French, rid, telephone canvassing, wordpress - 3 minutes to read


  • 🚫 Stop cold calling calls
  • 📞 Use clear and decisive sentences
  • 🔒 Report and block nuisance numbers

Are you tired of constantly being interrupted by cold calling calls? Are you looking for simple and effective solutions to put an end to it? Do not search anymore ! In this article, I will reveal 3 foolproof tips to free you once and for all from these unwanted calls. Ready to find the peace and quiet you deserve? Let’s go! 🚫📞

Cold calling calls can be a real nuisance on a daily basis. To get rid of them, it is important to know the regulatory rules regarding call times. By politely but firmly informing telemarketers that they are violating these rules, you can often dissuade them from continuing to contact you and thus avoid nuisance calls.
How you answer calls can also make a difference. By using clear, decisive sentences like “This is the wrong number” or “Please add me to your do not contact list,” you can temporarily ward off direct sellers.
If the calls persist, it is recommended to report telephone harassment via the Signal Conso platform and to block unwanted numbers on your phone. By combining these three simple but effective tips, you will be able to significantly reduce cold calling calls and regain peace of mind on a daily basis.

Avoid Calls Outside Authorized Times

The regulatory rules stipulate that calls from telephone canvassing are only permitted during certain specific time slots. Telemarketers can call you Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., then from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you receive calls outside of these times, it is an infraction. Politely but firmly inform the telemarketer that they are breaking the rules and could face a financial penalty of up to €375,000, according to the Consumer Code. This will often dissuade the direct seller from continuing.

Use Clear and Decisive Sentences

When you initiate a conversation with a telemarketer, the way you respond can make all the difference. Here are some phrases to consider:

  • “It’s not the right number” : This may work temporarily, but you may receive calls from other direct sellers.
  • “Please add me to your do not contact list and remove me from your files.” : Although the person on the other end of the line may not have the authority to do so, they will likely hang up, giving you a temporary reprieve.

Report and Block Numbers

If the calls persist, you have legal recourse at your disposal to stop them. Use the Signal Conso platform, run by the DGCCRF, to report telephone harassment. This application is available in web and mobile version, and it allows you to make reports easily.

At the same time, you can also block unwanted numbers on your phone. Most smartphones offer options to block specific numbers, preventing those contacts from calling you back.

By applying these three simple but effective tips, you will see a significant reduction in cold calling calls, allowing you to regain your peace and serenity on a daily basis.