B(l)ank calls

How many calls do you receive from banks every day/ week? Irrespective of the number, bank calls sometimes are as annoying as blank calls. Most of the callers [banks] want to know if I need a credit card. Any answer wouldn’t stop them from talking further. I would say, most of them won’t even listen to what we say! All of them have a standard paragraph, features of the card I guess (I’ve never concentrated, either!) that they have to complete before the call is over. And irrespective of our response, they always ask “Are you interested? Shall I send my executive?”

I’ve finally figured out a few ways that can keep them away from me. My favourite is, I tell them that I do have a Credit Card already from some bank or the other. They will need the [latest] statement as part of the documentation, may be to check the past record if my bills are paid on time. I simply refuse, saying it’s ‘confidential’. Some even tried convincing me: “What happens saar? Its just bank document no? Please give only xerox copy no?”. I asked for their credit card numbers just like that. They wouldn’t want to disclose their’s because it’s ‘confidential’ again! Why the hell would I have to disclose mine??

True, not to blame the reps calling us, but I guess all banks need someway or the other to increase the customer count. And this is the most annoying! And answering atleast a couple of calls everyday is quite an inconvenience for me too!

OR, there’s another idea. If you have some rep still insisting that you give them some documentation/ an appointment to their executive, ask for their home/ personal telephone number.

Am sure they would refuse/ object to that. Just add “So it’s okay you call me on my personal number but I can’t call you?”

More often that you’d think, that should make them understand. 🙂

8 Replies to “B(l)ank calls”

  1. I had a “sales call” from a phone company, two days after sending them DNC(Do not call) sms. Thankfully, the sales person just shut up after I mentioned about the SMS.

  2. Maximum ammayile call chestaru… meeru ala matladithe bagane untundi…

    Abbayilu ala questions adigithe ‘teasing’ or ‘flirting’ or directly ‘hitting’ ani perceive chestaru 🙁

  3. I will give you another idea.

    Try asking them questions like
    where do you stay? EDucation qualication?Since when are you working? personal cell no? ….etc…;) got me?! hahah

    Bale time pass…hahah

  4. I try to make them understand “why they shouldn’t call me again”…

    And sometimes when I have nothing better to do, I listen to all the details and ask questions too! 😉

  5. You have quite some patience to even indulge in coversations with them. As soon as they say Hello, we are from some x bank, I say “not interested” and put the phone down..as simple as that.

  6. Well vivek interesting one….. i got another one for you if you want to hide out from the banks calling you for sometime. ty this and see “I am student in my degree or in college” they would not bother you for the next year atleast

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