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    Just wonder, am I the only one? Or is it only happen in the place I work.

    Since a few months ago, I keep receiving cold call, which will present themselve as blah blah blah company, asking for you fax, email number, position in company, age etc. Most likely call from India? The line is not very clear and a bit noisy in the background (a call centre may be). They may say they will fax or email their company info, but I never receive any single one.

    Just wonder what are they doing this for??? For SPAM? Compiling company contacts? Or what? Anyone can enlighten me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Just wonder, am I the only one? Or is it only happen in the place I work.

    Since a few months ago, I keep receiving cold call, which will present themselve as blah blah blah company, asking for you fax, email number, position in company, age etc. Most likely call from India? The line is not very clear and a bit noisy in the background (a call centre may be). They may say they will fax or email their company info, but I never receive any single one.

    Just wonder what are they doing this for??? For SPAM? Compiling company contacts? Or what? Anyone can enlighten me?
    just say wrong number and hang up.

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    U must have filled in those "lucky draw" form with your name & tel, they are being circulated around (or sold around)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Just wonder, am I the only one? Or is it only happen in the place I work.

    Since a few months ago, I keep receiving cold call, which will present themselve as blah blah blah company, asking for you fax, email number, position in company, age etc. Most likely call from India? The line is not very clear and a bit noisy in the background (a call centre may be). They may say they will fax or email their company info, but I never receive any single one.

    Just wonder what are they doing this for??? For SPAM? Compiling company contacts? Or what? Anyone can enlighten me?
    u heng lor...

    i kena a few... then next minute they become some investing company...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    U must have filled in those "lucky draw" form with your name & tel, they are being circulated around (or sold around)...
    no lah... tis kind is cold call... mostly call to offices...

    they call to ask is tis xxxx company... then may i know who the manager, or what is the manager name, then later say thank u, then few days later another 1 look for tis manager and start to talk about investment...
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    maybe TS kena head hunt to work in India?

    I'm actually quite sick of all these calls..like lucky draws, time share holidays, insurance, credit cards, investment, make-over photo session..is there a law that we can protect our data from being sold? or can the telcos prefix some letters like AD-9xxx xxxx to the caller ID, so that we can choose to reject calls that are advertising nature..if these ppl want to contact me, shouldn't they be paying me for my contact data right? y pay money to the damn bas*tard who sold my contact..

    Can we charge a person for nuisance calls if it is of advertising/selling/marketing nature?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    u heng lor...

    i kena a few... then next minute they become some investing company...
    Those are general cold calling, I think the manager must have given instruction to divert this kind of call to me

    Receive some investment, credit call, cashline call also....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    Just wonder, am I the only one? Or is it only happen in the place I work.

    Since a few months ago, I keep receiving cold call, which will present themselve as blah blah blah company, asking for you fax, email number, position in company, age etc. Most likely call from India? The line is not very clear and a bit noisy in the background (a call centre may be). They may say they will fax or email their company info, but I never receive any single one.

    Just wonder what are they doing this for??? For SPAM? Compiling company contacts? Or what? Anyone can enlighten me?

    yup.. same here.. i also got calls like these. Some told me i am one of the lucky winners, some told me i am selected to this special promotion, i told them flat.. i will be more happy i am so lucky in my Toto or 4D.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    just say wrong number and hang up.
    I asked them whether they wanted to win 4D or not and gave them 5354 as a lucky number.

    Those Indians obviously didn't understand Cantonese.

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    What's a "cold call"?

    Got hot call meh? Actually if Keira Knightley called me, it'd be a hot call.

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    Who usually calls you & sell your number to others

    50% chance from Timeshare
    20% chance from Insurance, also includes investments
    20% chance from Creadit Card, Personal Loans etc
    10% chance from Stocks Trading (especially overseas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    What's a "cold call"?

    Got hot call meh? Actually if Keira Knightley called me, it'd be a hot call.
    cold call means strangers contact u for some deals or business ideas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    cold call means strangers contact u for some deals or business ideas...
    no lah... to him...

    cold calls = Darth Vader behind the line, then start the hoooo...haaaaaa.... siiibeehhhh guaaa.... (very cold)...

    then hot call = Kiera Knightly (not my type...) behind the line, then start... ooooohhh, aaaaahhhh, (notice the reverse, ho vs oh, then ha vs ah..) then say... i'm burning... ahhh hottt hottt!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    cold call means strangers contact u for some deals or business ideas...
    so hot calls is friends/family contact u for some deals or business deals....
    "Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real" -Ansel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    no lah... to him...

    cold calls = Darth Vader behind the line, then start the hoooo...haaaaaa.... siiibeehhhh guaaa.... (very cold)...

    then hot call = Kiera Knightly (not my type...) behind the line, then start... ooooohhh, aaaaahhhh, (notice the reverse, ho vs oh, then ha vs ah..) then say... i'm burning... ahhh hottt hottt!!!!

    0.o

    No la, cold call is Darth Vader telling me cold jokes non-stop until I slam down the phone.

    Hot call = Keira Knightley calling me to come over and cool her down.

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    these are tele-marketing lor....
    been around for ages, as far as I can remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    0.o

    No la, cold call is Darth Vader telling me cold jokes non-stop until I slam down the phone.

    Hot call = Keira Knightley calling me to come over and cool her down.
    who is Keira Knightley ? got photo to see ?

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    EZC Company from the Philippines is the worst. They NEVER stop calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    who is Keira Knightley ? got photo to see ?
    You don't have google? Missed a lot of movies in the last 5 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    who is Keira Knightley ? got photo to see ?
    Tell me!

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