Tag Archives: telemarketer

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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Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) fines firms $945,000 for no-call violations

By JEFF AMY for the Associated Press: covers the economy, state government, health care, education and demographics in Mississippi. Not only are those telemarketing robocalls from “card services” annoying, they’re also illegal if you’ve signed up for a federal or … Continue reading

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Interview with the man behind Comantra, the “cold call virus scammers”

If you live in a western country and have a landline telephone with a listed phone number, chances are you’ve been “cold called” by someone on the other side of the world with an introduction that goes something like this: … Continue reading

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Cold calling percentages

Replace the cold call with … ANYTHING! Jeffrey Gitomer: I am sick of the argument that cold calling still has a valuable place in selling. Someone PLEASE show me the value. Let’s look at the facts: • 98 percent or more … Continue reading

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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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Prank #36: Is anybody out there?

#36. Is anybody out there? – ΩΩΩ Prop:                    It might help to set your phone volume to low or have an earplug on standby (or simply stick a finger in your receiving ear). TELEMARKETER: “Hello, would you be surprised … Continue reading

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Prank #15: Edentate (toothless) tiger

#15. Edentate (toothless) tiger – ΩΩ TELEMARKETER: “Hello, my name is Sally/Sid from Stellar—” ME: Interrupt forcefully emphasising the telemarketer’s name. “Sally, Sally, how many times do I have to tell you Sally? I don’t know where you left your dentures, … 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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Prank #61: Random quotes

#61. Random quotes – ΩΩ Prop:   Have a wad of witty quotes prepared.[i] TELEMARKETER: “Hello, how would you and a friend like 7 winter nights in tropical Bali for only $99 per person?” ME: “The early bird gets the worm, but … 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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