The owner of a Dairy Queen got so fed up with repeated calls from a telemarketer last week that he decided to fire back with a phone blizzard of his own to the telemarketer.
Marc Plaisted had previously registered his number on Minnesota’s “do-not-call” list months ago, but says he got repeated calls at dinner time from Minnesota Auto Glass in spite of his request for the company to stop.
Marc Plaisted took revenge on telemarketer (courtesy: Duluth News Tribune)
“I’m following the law and asking them to be taken off the list and they ignore me and then, on top of it, start swearing at me,” he told the Duluth News Tribune. “That was where they flipped the switch with me and I said, ‘Enough is enough. I’m going after you guys now. I’m tired of being the victim here.'”
Plaisted was so annoyed, he phoned the company’s Duluth office more than 100 times over the course of two days.
“I just called them every five minutes and let them know that, no I don’t have a crack in my windshield, because this seems to be something they are very concerned about,” Plaisted told the paper.
A spokesman for the company has since told a reporter for KDLH-TV that Plaisted’s phone number has been removed from its marketing list.
The News Tribune says Minnesota’s Commerce Department has more than 100 open investigations of companies that may be violating the state’s do-not-call list, though it would not confirm if Minnesota Auto Glass was among those being probed.
Just last week, the federal government launched the National Do Not Call Registry, with some 10 million people already signing up.
People continuing to receive unwanted sales calls three months after signing up may then file complaints.
Plaisted says he’s still getting calls from at least two other companies, but he hasn’t found their numbers yet to call them back.
“I just want to be taken off the list,” he told the News Tribune. “I’m not seeking anything other than peace – that’s really all I’m looking for.”