cold calling

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Cold Calling

Informal; the practice of a broker making an unsolicited telephone call to a completely unknown person in an attempt to convince the person to become a client of that broker or brokerage. This practice is controversial and some jurisdictions have enacted laws limiting its legitimate use. It is also called dialing and smiling. See also: order period.

cold calling

a method of selling products which involves a business making unsolicited approaches to potential customers by door-to-door visits by SALES REPRESENTATIVES, TELEPHONE SELLING or DIRECT MAIL.
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The defendants lured consumers into paying registration fees for their services by making unsolicited telemarketing calls to timeshare owners and falsely claiming to have renters or buyers lined up for the timeshare property.
If you sign up for the 'do not call' list, you expect not to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls," Turner said.
This is the second time since October 2013 that the Rera has warned brokers, who are making hefty commissions on property transactions against the practice of unsolicited telemarketing service.
Roughly 69 percent of the complaints were against the MNOs, mostly about spamming, unsolicited telemarketing, and obnoxious and fraudulent communications .
Philip Charvat sued NMP and Media Synergy Group for violating the TCPA after he received 33 unsolicited telemarketing calls while on the companies' do-not-call lists.
These directives - Qatar's directive to ban Islamic windows in conventional banks and the UAE's decision to limit the size and fees of personal loans and to ban unsolicited telemarketing - underscore the changing behaviour of regulators, who are keen to be seen as proactive.
In order to chalk out modalities to control menace of spamming and unsolicited telemarketing, a detailed Standard Operating Procedure ( SOP) was introduced in September 2010, the spokesman maintained.
I did not have to face this kind of trouble - bar problems from the service provider and the unsolicited telemarketing calls - for long after that.
On December 1, 2010, Trai had come out with guidelines on unsolicited telemarketing calls and SMSes, which were to be implemented from January 1, 2011.
Telecom regulator TRAI has imposed financial disincentive on the non-compliance of the regulation on unsolicited telemarketing calls and eight operators, including Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, BSNL and MTNL will have to pay Rs 49,000 in total, Telecom Minister A Raja said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
READER Lynne Schofield offers advice on how to fight back against unsolicited telemarketing calls and junk mail.
These included strong prohibitions against use of unsolicited sales contacts, such as unsolicited telemarketing calls.