February to March — The (Bank) Telemarketers Go Astray
Starting from after Pongal holidays in January till the end of March (financial year), at least in Chennai and Bangalore, you can observe a stiff amount of telemarketing calls from various banks and non-banking financial institutions offering to sell various products without caring about NDNC and paying heed to any telemarketing norms/rules laid down by DoT and TRAI. This is also a good time to show a good citizenship gesture by sticking on the following quick tips to manage through these menace:
- Report every incident to your telephone operator and ensure that they issue a warning notice or serve an invoice for penalty to the offender. Sometimes the operator call center might show gestures of laziness. It does involve a bit of effort from our side.
- Do not succumb to the sweet girl’s voice on the phone. The telemarketers deploy such ploy only as a sticky dragnet to catch the unwary.
- Let us also try to add these defaulters to our ‘Violators List’ over here.
- We can still use our Mission Hilarity to derive most fun out of the situation too.