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No, Google Didn't Call You to Sell You Anything

William Morrow | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
William Morrow

In his novel, Damned, Chuck Palahniuk depicts the telemarketing industry as a business that is operated in the afterlife by condemned souls who call t...

Telemarketers, Listen Up. I've Finally Had It!

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Harris, C: Stop Calling Me. You called six times on Saturday, starting at 7:00 a.m. I called you back and told you DO NOT CALL ME AGAIN. EVER. NOT INTERESTED. Did that stop you? Not at all. On Sunday you called several times. My husband picked up once to figure out who you were.

'Key & Peele' Make Telemarketing Even More Insidious In Crazy New Sketch

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Comedy

Leave it to "Key & Peele" to find a way to make fun of America's sweetheart -- the telemarketer. But that's just what they do in a hilarious (and cree...

What Businesses Need to Know About Direct Marketing

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Many marketers seem lost, and one of the reasons is that they have not learned how these new tools fit into the marketing strategy hierarchy. Those that have achieved considerable success have recognized that the Internet and its "offspring" are really forms of Direct Marketing. Why?

Fun With Telemarketers

Roz Warren | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

After spending five minutes of my life that I'll never get back again trying to politely get rid of a slick-talking dude who'd phoned, intent upon selling me seasons tickets to the opera, I asked my Facebook pals "What's the best way to deal with telemarketers?"

Ann Brenoff

Can This One Guy End Robo-Calls For Good? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

Aaron Foss thinks he may have built a better mousetrap when it comes to ending all those scam calls that ring up your landline. The 36-year-old contra...

How To Get Rid Of Telemarketers Once And For All

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM If your phone is ringing off the hook from telemarketers, you're not alone. The Federal Trade Commission receives as ...

Hanging Up on Robocalls

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Chris Meyer

Do you feel like you're getting bombarded with robocalls -- those annoying, prerecorded calls from telemarketers?

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here's what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.

In Tough Economic Times: Market Smarter, Not Harder

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of multi-channel marketing is that it provides great customer relationship-building opportunities.

The Horrors of Telemarketing

David Macaray | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

I've had lots of experience with telemarketers. I've probably received, conservatively, 500 telemarketer calls. Here are 12 things I've done, listed in descending order -- from most rude, to least rude -- to get rid of them.

WATCH: Man Bills Telemarketers For Wasting His Time, Wins

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money

Most people only dream of making telemarketers actually pay for their harassing tactics. Richard Herman actually did it. After receiving particular...

Matt Sledge

America's Next Generation Super PAC Linked Closely To InfoCision, Controversial Telemarketing Firm | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- "Now is the moment when we can do something," Mitt Romney says in the TV ad, "And with your help, we will do something." After the clip...

Charity Donations Often Go To Telemarketing Companies

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

A telemarketing company that solicits donations for several big-name charities is keeping most of the money raised and systematically lying about it t...

Dear President Obama

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Aleida Fernandez

Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.

How to Stop Annoying Telemarketer Calls

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

When the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act was passed, it was supposed to herald a new era of silence -- but based on the number of unsolicited calls our household still receives nearly a decade later, I'd say the law has had only mixed success.

Robocaller Made 27 Calls A Second!

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

The phone calls came from "Stacey with account holder services." She prompted consumers to "press 1" to get more information. Waiting on the other end...

SLIDESHOW: 5 Charity Scams To Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted 12.22.2011 | Impact

At a time when a record number of families are facing poverty and donations are down across the charity board, nonprofits are eagerly looking to the g...

Prankster Convinces Telemarketer She Called 911

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.22.2011 | Comedy

Never again will landline owners be forced to politely (or not-so-politely) decline offers from telemarketers. Thanks to the YouTube user "MabeInAm...

Cold Calling: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

E-mails, texts, faxes, tweets, Facebook and LinkedIn messages and even a handwritten letter sent via snail mail -- there may be a million ways to cont...

Auditioning for the Real World Is Too Real

Ryan O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ryan O'Connell

When you graduate from college, you often do things that compromise your dignity. Some people become telemarketers or work at American Apparel. I audition for reality shows like The Real World.

Telemarketing Scam 356,000 checks to be sent to scam victims | Mitch LipkaJan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than 356,000 victims of a massive nationwide telemarketing scam will be sent checks totaling more than $14 million, the Federal Trade Commission ...

Tele-Town Halls Cross Ethical Lines

Coleen Rowley and Peter Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coleen Rowley and Peter Smith

Elected officials are gravitating towards town hall meetings held via conference call -- a practice with virtually no oversight, and that might open up the door to easily skirting campaign law.