About Cold Calling

In the last 24 hours I’ve received three calls from two different companies to sell me stuff. Last week one lady called me at 9:55 PM. It’s just crazy.

I have always thought that cold calling should be forbidden. No excuses. This type of sales technique is by far the most intrusive and outrageous. If I walk into a store I am the one making the move and deciding by myself that I am willing to get the information. On the other hand, if I surf the web to a specific site, it is me who actually made the move, assuming all the ads and tracking that this particular site would potentially have.

But with cold calling the target is completely helpless. There’s nothing you can do about it. You could blacklist those numbers, but again, those evil companies will likely change their number quite often. And even if they don’t, what are you supposed to do? Never receive calls from that number ever again? Phone numbers get recycled you know…