Dialing for dollars


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Dialing for dollars

A term used to describe the practice of cold calling, but which has negative implications as it is frequently applied to salespeople selling speculative or fraudulent investments.

Dialing for Dollars

Informal; the practice of making an unsolicited telephone call to a completely unknown person in an attempt to convince the person to become an investor of a particular venture. This practice is controversial and some jurisdictions have put in place laws limiting its legitimate use. In theory, dialing for dollars is the same practice as cold calling, but the former term has a negative connotation. One often hears of dialing for dollars in the context of a suspicious and perhaps illegal investment.
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But the easy technology and rock-bottom cost of dialing for dollars gives scammers, often operating overseas, plenty of incentive to stay a step ahead of evolving defenses.
When it is, setting up a call block on your calendar and dialing for dollars is the last thing on your mind.
When not knocking doors, candidates have been on the phone every day dialing for dollars from longtime friends and total strangers, trying to raise the large sums of money it takes to pay for signs, mailers, campaign staff, consultants, and media ads.
[I am] dialing for dollars, kissing babies, running a big race."
Whether you're dialing for dollars, sending emails or reaching out on social media to people you don't know, your approach is ice cold.
Granted, not everyone might need to do things like automate, as that depends on the size of the portfolio or directives given to you, but the days of dialing for dollars are pretty much done"
"I've been dialing for dollars,'' he said, adding that when billionaires resist, he gives them a warning: "If I'm talking to some 70-year-old, I say, 'Do you really think your decision-making ability is going to be better when you're 95 with some blonde on your lap, or now?'''
You're not a website or a computerized voice providing them access to go dialing for dollars. You're the person they see at the kids' ballgames, the PTA meetings, at church.
"Many times credit union collection departments do a lot of dialing for dollars. They utilize the delinquency report, call people, remind them that they're delinquent, ask them to meet their obligation, record that promise to pay and go on to the next person."
That's why officials are furiously "dialing for dollars" to come up with enough money.
NBC affiliate KARK's noon newscast--a traditional strength thanks to its "Dialing for Dollars" segment--continues to hold a lead in overall audience in the market at noon.
Last year, we all pitched in to make the "dialing for dollars" campaign a true success.