By Harvey Tobkes
I have not actually tried this, so I cannot tell you that it worked for me. “Snopes,”only says it is in the process of investigating and will post a report shortly as to it being True or False. If you ever called a support line and suffered the frustration of asking the tech person to repeat almost every unintelligible sentence, then you will appreciate the info below:

Try to remember this EVERY TIME you have to talk to a customer service representative and you cannot understand them. I did not know that we could do this, but I sure am going to try it. Who knows, it may even help bring jobs back to the U.S.A. All you have to do is ask for an American rep!

How many times have you called a company’s service phone line and found that the rep can barely speak English? Once with a major mortgage company it was so bad I demanded to speak with someone who spoke English. Right at that moment I broke the code, the secret password for customer service.

Come to find out, every American company using overseas operators must transfer you to an American rep. All you have to do is say, “I want to speak to a representative in America.” (Don’t take no for an answer on this).

I’ve tried it on a half a dozen major companies including cable, bank, phone and mortgage companies. It works every time and I actually get my issues taken care of.

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