I got a phone call yesterday at about 1750 from
which merely identified itself as being from "Las Vegas, NV". It was an automated telespam for satellite TV - annoying in itself, as we have another 28 days before our FCC Do Not Call registration happens.
Additional annoyance - there was no option to press to be removed from the calling list, only an option to speak to a CSR. By this time I am triply annoyed - telespammed, automated telespam, no opt-out option. So I press the speak to CSR button.
I will admit I was annoyed and possibly unnecessarily forceful - I hate spam, I hate telespam, I will NEVER - *NEVER* - buy a product that is spammed to me. But this is when the CSR turned an annoyance into anger.
Instead of doing what a legitimate company would do - "sorry, will add you to our do not call list" - he proceeded to be abusive, mocking, sarcastic, imitate a hold queue, speak in falsetto, and so forth.
I am sure there are legitimate telemarketers. I am sure some of them read this list. If so, please try to find out who this company is and get them kicked into touch. Google reveals a lot of people having had the same problem with this company, and having the same problem I am in trying to identify them.
Anyone else's Google-fu able to reveal the company behind 702-430-4444? (When I called 702-430-4000 I got "Alamo Plaza, so I am assuming this is one of those hosted office suite type places.)
For the legitimate telemarketers out there, I repeat - this company is, to me, no better than the people who email "v1@gr@" ads, and are responsible for me pledging to NEVER buy ANY product or service advertised by telespam, so they have cost you my business, plus the business of anyone whom I will talk about my experiences with.