Tag Archives: telemarketing

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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Video: How to stop cold calling and make $500 from them to boot -us

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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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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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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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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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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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