The Telephone: at my mom’s house it is very rare that she is not on it, in fact there is comfort in hearing her giggle away talking to her friends all the time.
So when I heard her on the phone that afternoon, I didn’t think too much of it, but as l listened closer she was telling the other party: “I have already given to Doctors without Borders” so I knew it was not a friend.
As the week went on this was not the only phone call asking for money. She was starting to sound like a broken record. After she politely told the company she couldn’t donate, I asked her who she was talking to. She said that she received multiple calls a week asking for donations.
I have heard a few horror stories about “telemarketers” phoning seniors and managing to get their bank account number or even their visa number,,only to max out their credit cards, all while your parents are going about their daily routines not knowing there is anything is wrong.
So I did a little research and came up with a website where you can enter your phone number (landline or cell phone) https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/insnum-regnum-eng by doing this, you will take you self OFF the “TARGET” list. and put on the “DO NOT disturb” list.
No one deserves phone calls three – sometimes four – times a week, asking for money, ESPECIALLY seniors.
So if you know of a family who may benefit from this service, please send them this article with the link. The service takes one month to start working as telemarketers have a thirty day cycle before they update their lists. So dont be too shocked if you still get a handful of calls.
As much as I would like to win a trip to Mexico, a phone call every day is just too much, so I added my number as well.
In the comments section below let us know your telemarketer story.