Category Archives: Telemarketers, cold callers, blah blah blah…

Bon voyage and fare thee well!

Hi. Just letting you know that this is my last post on this blog. It is taking up too much of my time in competition with other interests; so I am moving on. Thanks to all my followers, commenters and … Continue reading

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Investors duped by City Index Australasia’s cold-calling scam -au

Link: http://www.moneymanagement.com.au/news/financial-services/2012/cold-call-scammer-found-guilty

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e-petition: Make telephone sales cold-calling illegal -UK

Link: Make telephone sales cold calling illegal – e-petitions.

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Audio link: Peyton Charles gets cold called

http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/peytoncharles-1-cold-calling-embedsong.871177.html

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Video: Ever felt that the telemarketer didn’t really care?

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Video: hilarious satire of cold-calling Indian pitching a two-bit, tinhorn, half-pie, end-of-the-pier, strictly-for-the-birds script.

Satirical video of typical, trashy telemarketing operation in India. Worth a laugh (3:41 minutes).

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Firms keep testing the limits of Do-Not-Call list -us

Adapted from Mark Mayes article, columnist / Lansing State Journal Question: When is telemarketing not telemarketing, when it’s advertising? Answer: No, that’s what unscrupulous cold callers want us to believe—but they’re wrong. Rosemary Wade of Grand Ledge had an especially … Continue reading

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Sympathy for telemarketers?

Sympathy or not to sympathy: That is the question. Have you seen posts, [i] they manifest occasionally, whereby telemarketers explain to us, the recipients of tele-nuisance, why we should be sympathetic and polite to their unwanted calls? Why does the ubiquitous telemarketer ask … Continue reading

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Telemarketer Types

He (or she) sounds nice In my time, I’ve experienced at least four kinds of ‘telepest.’ The artful, benevolent presenter: the caring telemarketer who attempts to mitigate their intrusion by qualifying their call with, “I’m not selling anything. This is … Continue reading

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