Don’t lis­ten to cold call­ers, get them to send an email

7 Days in Dubai - - WELLBEING -

We all suf­fer from cold call­ers of­fer­ing us ser­vices that are rarely rel­e­vant or in­ter­est­ing. They would call you while you are in a meet­ing, driv­ing, or roam­ing over­seas. And they will keep call­ing again and again of­fer­ing you the very same thing. Sim­ply be­cause the tele­mar­ket­ing is mostly out­sourced to sev­eral com­pa­nies and all of them are us­ing the same data­base. I ap­peal to ev­ery­one - don’t lis­ten to them, and even if you find the of­fer in­ter­est­ing ask them to send the de­tails by email. If you like the of­fer, don’t buy it from the call­ing agent. Buy it di­rectly from the web­site. Do not en­cour­age the tele­mar­ket­ing to keep ha­rass­ing all of us. In the US, the rule is clear. They can call you only on the land­line and never on your cell phone. Here in the UAE it is the other way around: ‘Good morn­ing Sir, I’m call­ing you from XYZ Bank, is this a good time to talk to you?’’ What is it re­gard­ing?’ ‘It is re­gard­ing our new of­fer for a free for life credit card, Sir: do you hold any credit card from XYZ bank?’ Well, if you are really call­ing from XYZ bank, you would know. Right? Sam Dubai

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