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Stinkin' telemarketers
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paynts    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:20:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems as though they are trying to get around the new NO CALL LAW

This is true. Snopes link at the bottom to check it out.

Claim: Telemarketers are luring those who've signed up for the national "Do Not Call" list by getting them to request coupons for free products.
Status: True.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]


This is to all of you that signed up for the "do not call" law. This week I received a card in the mail that looked alright — It said "vote for your favorite cola — Pepsi or Coke — and receive a complementary 12 pack" It didn't look suspicious — but for some reason I kept looking at it.

THEN I FOUND IT !! At the bottom of the card there is a VERY small statement. It is SO small it is hard to read—but here is what it says— By completing this form, you agree that sponsors and co-sponsors of this offer may telephone you, even if your number is found on a do not call registry or list"

This REALLY upset me and I just wanted all my friends to be aware of this way to get around the "do not call" law !! Just think how many people will send this in and their do not call registry will be NO GOOD !! The company's name is MARKET SOLUTION. Please send this to all your friends that signed up for "do not call". I think this is just one of what we will get in the future—so READ EVERYTHING before you SIGN AND SEND !! AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT.!!!! PLEASE !!!


Check this out and pass it along.

www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/callscam.asp


Kokanee    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:53:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Somebody needs to get this telemarketing BS under control.They prey on that one in every 100 calls and will not think twice about ruining their lives then simply hangin up.Then they go onto the next.Tell them directly were to.


dig    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:51:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
It pays to read the fine print. Even if ya gotta have a magnifying glass to do it.

Another one that's going around: A company is conducting a "survey" to see who qualifies for a "free trip" to somewhere in Florida. Apparently, "surveys" are exempt from the Do Not Call. Of course everyone qualifies for the trip and all it costs is airfare, carfare, food, etc.


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