Telemarketers are getting more and more crafty. It used to just be a call that they'd hope you'd answer. Then it was based on you picking up the phone and, any more, they're almost robotic in their sales pitch so you can't even tell them otherwise. Here's an easy way to avoid this from happening.

My friend Barnacules, who is full of quick and easy tech tips, provided me with this the other day and I just had to share it. Instead of having a "sorry I missed your call," just have it be that old modem sound from the '90s so the caller thinks it's connected to a fax machine or something. Of course you'll have to tell your friends and family about it so they don't get confused, but this should do it!