Nothing irks me like telemarketing spam.
I’ve been on the national do not call registry for years and thankfully rarely get telemarketing calls any more. But this week CreditReport.com called my cell phone several times, using an outsourced telemarketing spamhouse called efolks.com (located in North Salt Lake City, UT).
Today I took the call (from 800-337-9249) and told them to never call back, that I had never done business with them, and that I was on the do not call registry.
I guess they thought I was playing hard to get, because they called back 15 minutes later with a different agent. They launched in about helping me ‘find the negative info on my credit report.’ (there is none.) It wasn’t a pretty conversation.
If you’re on the do not call list and receive a call from these phone spammers, file a complaint with the FTC.
This is just one more example of how the credit agencies are sleazy with their marketing methods. See a related blog post here.
Side note: a recruiter reached out to me just this week for a SVP Marketing search for Experian Consumer Direct. His email pitch was:
CD is an extremely profitable $700MM division of Experian that is best known as freecreditreport.com; over the past few years the revenues of ECD have grown from $50MM to $700MM+. This position has around a $200MM budget and is extremely high visibility within Experian.
No doubt it pays well. If you’d like to sell your soul and be a candidate, let me know and I’ll be happy to connect you with the recruiter.