Thursday, February 28, 2013

“Marketing Fraud”

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Like many other people, we get a lot of telemarketing calls at home. I don’t even answer those calls. Most of them show up on Caller ID with just a phone number (easily tracked online to aggressive telemarketers) or with cryptic Caller ID “names” such as “TOLL FREE CALL” or “CUSTOMER SERVICE.” I just ignore them. Nearly all of our friends or legitimate business callers show up properly on caller ID with their real names and/or numbers.

Today, though, we got a call from….


MARKETING FRAUDI kid you not! That’s what showed up on the Caller ID, along with a phone number from the Seattle area.

I can’t help but think, with gleeful satisfaction, that some disgruntled employee at the telemarketing company changed the Caller ID for this “business,” which apparently offers a debt consolidation service.

If they really knew their business, they would call only consumers who actually have debts.


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By the way, this is the 500th post to Quodlibet.

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