If your business has ever received numerous calls from telemarketers, you know how disruptive they can be to your productivity –especially when you receive at least four or five calls each day. From mass automated voicemails and auto dialer software to phone scam “robo-calls” and the flagrant disregard of the Do Not Call Registry, seeing an anonymous number calling your personal cell phone or business line on an ongoing basis can be an extremely frustrating experience. Like most business owners, you are probably wondering how to stop telemarketing calls from ruining your efficiency.
The Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003 was designed to address the pesky nature of automated voice messaging systems and auto-call software and reduce the potential for phone scams. Even with that act in place, many companies still have to spend a lot of time, money and effort trying to find a solution to the eternal question of “how to stop telemarketing calls from plaguing my business.”
One of the many ways that nefarious phone scams get your business’ number is through what is known as “number oversharing.” These organizations know that keen small business owners and entrepreneurs are eager to acquire new leads and grow their client base by distributing their contact information. Many of these business leaders give out contact details without a moment’s hesitation. Sadly, in doing so, the possibility of your business’s number finding its way into the clutches of a shady company who will try to exploit you will increase exponentially over time.