Having to deal with cold callers is one of the necessary evils of life – well, unless you’ve signed up to the Telephone Preference Service that is!
Expert Market recently spoke to over 2,000 people to find out about their telemarketing experiences and whether it’s PPI, funeral planning or accident claims - our research found that over 75% of people have been harassed by a relentless cold-calling company at least once.
We also asked people to share their funniest and worst cold calling experiences.
As you might expect, the results varied from the downright hilarious to the extremely dark, with many stories describing cold-callers getting angry enough to shout and swear. Some even went as far as calling people back to further insult them after being hung up on.
Respondents were also quick to share the bizarre product pitches they had listened to, which included pencils, eggs, sex toys and ‘bungalow stairs’….! In a more depressing turn, numerous people had picked up the phone only to be confronted with requests to speak to deceased relatives, with callers often refusing to believe they were actually dead.
But we want to keep the mood light, so You can find our favourite 10 cold calling stories below:
Top 10 Funniest Cold Calls
1. The old mistaken identity call
2. The surprise news call
3. The world’s worst marketing call
4. The ‘what are you doing Friday night?’ call
5. The shaking my head call
6. The egg call
7. The cold-caller is an evil genius call
8. The technology of the future call
9. The declaration of love call
10. The I Promise You I’m Not Philip Call
If you’re tired of being cold called, you should think about signing up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which adds to your phone number to a database that prevents you from being contacted by strangers.
However, If you’re interested in finding out more about legitimate telemarketing services for your business, then you should check out the articles below or fill in the form at the top of the page.