They called for the SIXTH time in FIVE DAYS today; THIS time on GOOD FRIDAY. I was home, getting ready for out of town guests. I finally decided to ANSWER this call, even though I usually IGNORE them, to CONFRONT these SELFISH GREEDY SOBs.
The girl who answered my "WHAT do you want?" tried to so quickly give her name and the NAME OF THE TELEMARKETER SHE WORKS FOR, that i couldn't catch it. She IMMEDIATELY went into her SCRIPTED SPIEL "on BEHALF OF 'The American Lung Association'." I STOPPED her and INSISTED on her Name/COMPANY before she went any further. She AGAIN talked TOO SOFTLY for me to hear when revealing this and started once more on her script.
I stopped her once more and VERY FIRMLY INSISTED on her SLOWLY, LOUDLY and CLEARLY telling me her name. She stated she was "CARLA PELLAGRINA (or PELLAGRINI) and the name of her TELEMARKETING COMPANY IS "INFOCISION".
I informed her that I am on the DNC List and DID NOT WISH TO BE TELEMARKETED, to which she replied they were 'exempt.' HOWEVER, when I FIRMLY INSISTED that I had THE RIGHT To DEMAND that even a 'non-profit' NOT TELEMARKET ME, especially if I so INDICATED TO HER, she HAD to take me off the list.
She 'agreed' to do so, but I'm not sure how honest or compliant they will be. HOWEVER, I NOW have a TELEMARKETING COMPANY NAME to go along with these numbers and I have already put in ANOTHER complaint against this company.
I HAVE donated to ALA in the past - BUT NEVER AGAIN. I'm pretty sure I INDICATED TO THEM - ON MY CHECK, in fact - THAT THEY WERE **NEVER** TO TELEMARKET ME, EVER, despite that donation. SO, they have VIOLATED those terms from the beginning and I intend to pursue this further with letters to ALA with a cc to the FTC/FCC.
TELEMARKETING COMPANY:: >> "INFOCISION"