The same story but a new day, but it still doesn't stop these people convincing 'joe public' that there are £millions out there to be gained. What annoys me the most is how some of this information is being passed around or sold on, and the supposed Watchdogs say that they can do little about it?.
A few years back, a friend of mine got very fed up with one claims company, and their constant telephone tactics. No matter how many times he told the advisor's to remove him from their lists, the calls still kept coming.
He resolved the issue, by obtaining details of the company CEO, and every time he was 'pestered', he returned the favour by 'pestering' the CEO. Initially the CEO threatened all sorts of legal action, but in the end he relented, his company never bothered my friend again. Perhaps there is a moral in that story?.
One of my latest cold call experiences, was when I began to questioned the female advisor, and I was told that I had wasted her time and I was politely told to FO. Not very lady like or customer care sales pitch?.