Category Archives: About telemarketing

Beware of native language call scams – au

Ask yourself: Is this an in-law or an outlaw calling?  SCAMwatch (Australia) is advising consumers to beware of scammers who phone requesting money, speaking in the consumer’s native language including Serbian, Croatian, Polish and others. These callers will often say … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight IT Phone Scam and Identity theft

Get a second opinion from a known source Warning: Isle of Wight residents have been warned to be on their guard after an apparent increase in IT related phone scams. The scammers are using multiple approaches. They may warn you … Continue reading

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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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Computer error scam

Computer event-viewer errors  Those scammers called again yesterday. You know, the ones who offer a glossed over, vague business name with Microsoft in it somewhere. He warned me of terrible errors on my PC that imminently threaten to crash my computer, which one … Continue reading

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Telemarketing: mobile phone numbers made public – spam

Hoax Australians are being spammed with a fictitious email, scaremongering, saying that mobile numbers are soon to be made public and that telemarketers’ calls to your moby will be charged to you. It looks as if this hoax originated in the US … Continue reading

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Telemarketing Euphemisms

Want to be a telemarketer? Then here are the ‘Required Skills for Telemarketing’ that make for a good telemarketer, as stated on one website. Aunty P: flickr To be honest, I suggest that these skills are euphemisms (substituted and inoffensive or indirect … Continue reading

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Read the fine print

                               Read the fine print                                           … Continue reading

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