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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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.
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Get ready everybody for the next round of Dialing for Dollars out there in retail-land.
When I ran for Congress 32 years ago, I spent most of my time dialing for dollars, and I struggled with the same kinds of conflicts and potential obligations that candidates face nowadays.
In addition to limiting the influence of special interests in Congress, it would allow lawmakers and candidates to spend more time on the stump talking about issues, and less time on the phone dialing for dollars.
But with the law on the books, the allegations regarding the dialing for dollars were specific enough to force Reno into at least the appearance of considering an investigation.
There they reached for their phones and began conducting their twilight ritual: dialing for dollars.
Phoning for facts doesn't have to mean dialing for dollars