I have Caller-ID. When phone rings in the office and I see the “International” ID I know it’s usually a cold call.
Todays went like so:
Gent with a heavy Indian accent.
“Hi, my name is Mike. I work for a solicitors and we’ve been informed that someone in your household has been involved in a minor car accident in the last 3 years, is that right?”
I actually missed what he said so asked him to repeat the last bit, but Mike went for the whole script again.
“….is that right?”
Let’s get it straight….
- Your name isn’t Mike
- You don’t work for a solicitor. You work in a call centre.
- It wasn’t a minor accident. My family were all killed and it was only last week so I’m still pretty traumitised about it….
I didn’t actually say this to “Mike” but what if it were true?
More troubling is what happens when they get through to susceptiple people answering the phone.
A rip-off no doubt.
The people running these companies go on “the list”.