"This is not a sales call..."
So sayeth the pre-recorded message on my answering machine.
OH BS! Don't give me that crap!
Yes, this a telemarketer's bold-faced LIE! They are LYING to you when they claim that it is "not a sales call" because that's what it is! Only they're just telling you to call them so they can give you their sales pitch.
Yes, I'm on the "Do Not Call" list... and it's been over a month so the list IS in effect. So basically what these guys are doing is breaking the law.
You know, maybe I should just go ahead an get one of those "Telezapper" devices. The federal telemarketing law sort of put those devices out of business, but if these bastards are going to weasel their way around that law, then maybe it's time to bring similar counterattack devices back into the market.