Telemarketing Tool Trumps TeleZapper
from the bothering-people dept
In recent months anti-telemarketing tools, such as the TeleZapper, have been growing in popularity among people who are sick of being constantly bothered. The TeleZapper makes telemarketing autodialing software think that a number has been disconnected – thereby getting them off the list. If you thought through the details, you would think that telemarketers would welcome such devices, since it quickly gets them off the line with customers who have made it clear they have no interest in being bothered. But telemarketers, like spammers, don’t think that way. They only think that “more” people is better, and thus are excited by new autodialing tools that
will get them around things like the TeleZapper and even “privacy manager” services that many phone companies offer these days. Has it occurred to them that this is a waste of money? These people have made it clear they don’t want to be bothered. They took proactive steps to guarantee that was the case, and yet the telemarketers still think it’s good business to bug them? Doesn’t seem very smart.