Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Who has been giving out my house phone number? I have been receiving calls from "well-meaning" telemarketers offering me various things from credit card shield to home insurance quote. I know of one person who encodes directories of different professionals to be sold to companies who are on the lookout for such directories. Like there's a directory of doctors that could be bought at the right price by a "well-meaning" drug company or distributor. The question is "who the heck do they pay to get such information?" I heard that there are again, "well-meaning" bank tellers and other bank employees who have access to such information.

I usually settle my credit card bills in one particular bank. One time, I was asked by the teller to put in my contact number at the bottom of the deposit slip. I asked why and I was told that jusAt a precautionary measure in case something goes wrong with the payment. I said how can something go wrong with the payment as it's here and now. Anyway I put in my mobile phone number. As I was walking to my car, I received a spam text message about loans and stuff. The following week I did the same procedure in paying some bills in the same bank. Again I received a text message about loans. Could it be that the dang tellers are the culprits? I do not want to jump the gun so I did the same procedure two more times with the same results.

I stopped giving out the correct number of my mobile phone or landline when doing such transactions. The thing is, the credit card people are doing the "phone number-profession-name" farming too! Now that we have no control over for we need to put in the right information in out credit card file.Justify Full
I heard such companies who are selling such information is earning big bucks!
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