cold call

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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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These demonstrate why people think cold calling does not work.
ACTIONFRAUD has warned that fraudsters are posing as officials from the Financial Conduct Authority and are cold calling people stating that they are eligible for a cash payout under a Payment Protection Insurance claim.
Actions include a ban on all cold calling in relation to pensions, including emails and texts; a tightening of rules to stop scammers opening fraudulent pension schemes; and tougher action to halt the transfer of money from occupational pension schemes into fraudulent ones.
THE director of a company whose staff "bullied" and "intimated" vulnerable residents when cold calling them, has been fined thousands of pounds.
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POLICE and trading standards teams in Redcar and Cleveland are encouraging residents to mark their home a "no cold calling zone".
Cold calling is worse for elderly people, with an average 38 calls a month.
Telephone cold calling can be annoying and it can cause anxiety and distress, especially to those who live alone.
Furious Labour MSP Neil Findlay said: "This is state-sanctioned cold calling.
Regulators in the UAE have warned commercial banks against cold calling customers.
A NO Cold Calling Zone has been introduced in a Newcastle housing estate.
In this case the resident declined the offer and pointed to the No Cold Calling Sticker, which she had displayed on her front door, this informs people that you do not wish to have sales people calling with you and at this point the caller left.