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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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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.
Continuing its focus on consumer protection, in the first quarter of 2014 the ACCC was involved in 29 proceedings relating to consumer protection, including the commencement of proceedings against Zen Telecom Pty Ltd for alleged contraventions of the ACL in relation to its unsolicited telemarketing practices.
and Narendra "Nick" Patel, based in Florida, allegedly made unsolicited telemarketing calls to timeshare owners and tricked them into paying up-front fees ranging from $300 to $3,000.
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.
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.
As pleasant as an unsolicited telemarketing call during dinner, will.
uk or by calling 0845 070 0707 and all unsolicited telemarketing calls which originate in the UK are then blocked - it's a legal requirement that all companies do not make cold calls to numbers registered with the TPS unless they have your consent.