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cold call

n.
A telephone call or visit made to someone who is not known or not expecting contact, often in order to sell something.

cold-call, cold call v.

cold call

n
(Marketing) a call made by a salesman on a potential customer without making an appointment
vb
(Marketing) to call on (a potential customer) without making an appointment
cold caller n
cold calling n

cold′ call′


n.
a visit or telephone call to a prospective customer without an appointment or a previous introduction.
[1965–70]
cold′-call`, v.t. -called, -call•ing.
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Residents are also encouraged to call a neighbour or police if they have concerns about a cold caller.
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A cold caller is anyone who you don't know who calls at your door unannounced.
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Stickers are put up in doors and windows and there are also street signs saying No Cold Caller zones.
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A COLD caller targeted a pensioner and made-off with jewellery.
When you receive a call ask the cold caller to remove your information from their records.
The cold caller was soon sweating buckets and begging to be let off the phone.
If residents open the door to a cold caller they should record as many details about the caller as possible including car registration numbers and call police on 101 or Conwy Trading Standards on 01492 575220.
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