Monthly Archives: April 2012

Businesses beware: cold-calling utilities sweep the UK

By Emma Hughes  27 April 2012, 8:48 The Energy Advice Line has put together an advice list to help prevent these businesses from being coerced into switching to a potentially expensive supplier. New information released by the UK’s Energy Advice Line … Continue reading

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HomeServe: £10 compensation to customers for silent or abandoned calls-uk

We all hate those dead calls that we answer with no one on the end, or the line is quickly disconnected. These are often a result of excessive calls from call-centre automated diallers (known as robocalls), and where there aren’t enough … Continue reading

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Florida Man Gets A Five Year Prison Sentence For Telemarketing Scam « CBS Tampa

Don’t take callers at their word.  A Florida man falsely told time-share owners in unsolicited calls that they had buyers for their properties. The scam solicited fees, proposed as refundable closing costs, in the thousands of dollars from victims. They scammed 22,000 people … Continue reading

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Video: avoid share fraud scams–uk

The Financial Services Authority (FSA), in the UK, is an independent non-governmental body, given statutory powers by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Among other things they fight financial crime. The video (5:18 minutes) provides advice on dealing with … Continue reading

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Prank #12: Competitors’ prices request

#12. Competitors’ prices – ΩΩ TELEMARKETER: “Good evening sir. My name is Charles of Stiff & Berry Funeral Homes. I would like only a few minutes to broach the subject of a low-cost funeral plan…” ME: Ask for the cost of … Continue reading

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