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Telemarketing: Hate calls from unknown numbers?



Are you a frequent target of calls trying to sell “stuff”? That type of call that almost always starts with Do you have time? We have an opportunity for you!”?

Well, in case you don’t know, there is a very interesting and easy way to minimize this number of annoying calls, instead of hanging up the phone on the person who is calling you. After all, the person calling you is not to blame for anything, they are just doing their job.

Furthermore, if you think that asking to remove your contact from the list works… Well… Forget it!

This is exactly why it is a good idea to try to deal with an authority with some power in the matter.

Do you hate calls coming from unknown numbers that only serve to try to foist products or services on you? There is a way to defend yourself.

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Before we start, we have to repeat… Be careful with the services and apps where you register and leave your personal data. After all, nowadays, although it is not always possible to understand how things are done, our data, namely our name and mobile phone number, are captured and sold extremely quickly and efficiently to the most varied collection and sales companies. this type of information.

Yes, there are thousands of lists, with your name, number, address, age, etc… It’s scary, but it’s really real.

Lists that then end up in telemarketing services, where your name and number become a potential customer for… well… Everything and a pair of underwear.

However, if you are tired of being the target of these types of calls, there is something you can do besides using SPAM caller IDs, or incessantly blocking numbers.

What can be done?

Just report the situation to AMD (link)through a draft available on the website to be part of the opposition list.

What is AMD? No, it’s not the giant technology manufacturer responsible for processors and graphics cards. We are talking about Portuguese Direct Marketing Association.

That said, if you receive calls after reporting to AMD, simply respond with the following sentence:

  • “The number you called is not interested in receiving advertising, I have already communicated the situation to AMD and any future contact will be subject to articles 15 and 16 of the GDPR.”

Here, your contact may be removed from the List. However, you need to be aware that this does not eliminate telemarketing calls forever. But, it will make you receive fewer calls, and probably with longer pauses between them.

  • Note: If you are afraid that you won’t remember the articles mentioned above, don’t worry too much. Because if you don’t know the number of articles, the person on the other side much less. What matters is that you have already participated in the situation and are aware of these types of calls that take advantage of your private data.

First of all, what do you think about all this? Share your opinion with us in the comments box below.

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