My grandmother is on both the Federal & State DNC list. This caller claimed to be calling TO SET UP A TIME TO DELIVER your new home alert system. He identified the company as the "I Have Fallen & Can't Get Up" people. I told him in no uncertain terms I was not interested & asked him not to call again. Yet, he called back again 20 minutes later. This time I even more clearly & emphatically informed him never to call again. They then proceeded to call back another two times the very next day. Each time they were clearly told never to call back.
This a lot worse than annoying; it is a terrible scam targeted at the elderly. I just happened to be there each time he called because my grandmother just got our of the hospital. I could be wrong, but I feel the multiple calls may have been because the caller realized he was not speaking to the elderly person he was supposed to be targeting.
If these con artists had spoken with my grandmother who is 86 & can barely hear on the phone, who knows what info he could have gotten out of her. I am especially upset by the opening line being WE ARE CALLING TO SET UP THE DELIVERY OF YOUR NEW ALERT SYSTEM. I find it highly possible she could have very easily assumed one of her other children or grandchildren had set this up for her. That would have lowered her guard (which his already reduced from hearing loss) & easily confused her into giving out address & social security numbers, or even worse her credit card.
This company blatantly ignores all the regulations put in place to protect consumers from telemarketers. The company's profits seem to be coming from exploiting the confusion of the elderly. They should not only be stopped but ordered to pay back all the money they obtained through fraud of the elderly. It was just blind luck I was able to protect my grandmother from their deplorable telemarketing tactics, not all senior citizens will be so lucky.