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

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

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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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Prank #25: Hang ups

#25. Hang ups – Ω TELEMARKETER: “Hello Mrs. Dong, we are affiliated with Macrohard Technologies; and in monitoring the internet it has come to our attention that your computer has a number of errors which makes it prone to attack … Continue reading

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Video: Malware threat by antivirus scammer exposed on virtual machine

Noah Magram, principal software engineer at security vendor Sourcefire, was called while at home by a fake antivirus company. He decided to see exactly what they do when a person grants access, only he gave them access to a virtual machine … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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