There’s this company that calls my office over and over. And over. And leaves messages asking me to go on their site and ‘claim my profile” that they have already concocted for me. It’s been going on for weeks, always at times I happened to be out. Note that it never sounded like robo-calling, but rather like call-center humans.
Finally, I happened to be in the office recently and answered a call from them (it was a human). I asked, begged, pleaded, to be put on their Do Not Call list.1
Begging didn’t work. There’s a message from them on my voice mail again today.
So far, I’m standing strong, not giving in, not registering on their web site. Even if would shut them up. But I’m also a bit afraid to name them here, because it seems to me that that given their less-than-perfect authentication methods–which include linking to social media on which I do not have accounts–there is a substantial impersonation risk.
Should I just give in and ‘claim my profile’?
- This leaves aside the question whether the calls violate state or federal ‘do not call’ rules; I’m signed up for both, but since they are not actually selling anything or asking for money, they might be off the hook? [↩]
I used to telemarket, I just left you a series of tweets about “what to do” linked via the website field in the comment form. Just click on my highlighted /nick, and ‘fwiw, surrender’ is NOT an option. As alway, twitter ‘threads’ from the bottom up. Hope the advice helps