“Hello, we have an offer for you that is better than any offer you’ve ever gotten…” If you still don’t know what a “cold call” is, you’re a lucky person. All these calls from banks, beauty salons, and other companies can make even the most patient person seriously irritated.
smartzune.com knows 10 effective ways to get rid of these annoying calls from marketers.
1. Say that you’re underage and you can’t make such decisions yet.
According to the rules of sales, a caller is supposed to believe all the words of the client. If they say they are legally incapacitated, the caller can’t disagree. Not a single company has the right to work with such people — only with their parents and caretakers.
Another reason why a company can’t contact a person is if they are underage. Even if you speak in a low adult voice that you are 13, a cold caller can’t disagree. Even though there is no law that would prohibit selling something to a teenager (14-18 years old), most likely, the person won’t argue with you because they don’t want to deal with teenagers.
In most countries, there are laws saying that companies need to have a written agreement with you in order to contact you. Of course, they don’t have such an agreement. Usually, call centers justify their violations with the excuse that one of your friends must have shared your number. Don’t hesitate to ask them to exclude your phone number from their database.
And in order to stop them from calling you back, warn them that you will record the phone call because they don’t respect the law on access to information and protection of personal data.