Honey Pot Lures Time Wasting Callers

The ‘honey pot’ set up by RevK, in Bracknell, is a system redirecting calls from withheld numbers to a trap, which plays back a recorded message. Comical conversations have already resulted through luring telemarketers into time wasting traps.
July 20, 2010 - PRLog -- The system coaxes telesales canvassers in to staying on the line for as long as possible, whilst ridiculing them on legalities of cold calling.  This enables the company to track and measure the calls.  Moreover, it is an attack against the canvassers, playing them at their own games.

According to RevK, in eight hours it recorded 66 calls to its offices.  Before the honey pot was set up it had 331 call attempts within the same time frame from withheld, unavailable and unused office numbers.

The sheer frequency of these calls within such a small time frame raises reservations to whether there should be a capped limit of calls that these companies are allowed to make.  

The calls persisted even after the numbers were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).  Despite the fact that it is illegal to pursue in calling those who express their wishes not to receive them, companies are continuing to call the registered numbers.

Under Government legislation introduced by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, it is unlawful to make unsolicited telesales/marketing calls to individuals who have expressed their wish not to receive such calls.

Cold calling is becoming the most frequent way to market a product or service.  It has emerged that almost a third of all nuisance calls made to UK households every year, originate from call centres based overseas, according to a survey.

The Call Prevention Registry has found that 31% of the 1.5 billion unwanted calls made to the UK originate from foreign-based companies.  The service also has a dedicated team who are continuously actively ensuring that offending companies are dealt with accordingly.   With the aid of the cold caller’s details, CPR can guarantee that the problems do not persist with a written confirmation letter.

In a reaction to the comical recorded message that the honey pot relays, many telemarketers appear to be having a conversation with the recording, without even realising it.

The Call Prevention Registry is the only service committed to stopping 100% of sales calls from international companies, as well as UK based.  They have the highest success rate of eliminating sales calls compared with any other similar service around.

Kathryn Powell of the Call Prevention Registry understands how the influx of marketing calls can affect people in various ways. She said “Our customers are coming to us as a result of serious health implications due to their heavy traffic of cold callers.  They describe feeling intimidated by the increasingly aggressive sales tactics used by some callers prior to registering their telephone numbers with us”

Those who are receiving nuisance calls should consider registering with the Call Prevention Registry, an organisation that keeps a do-not-call list.  Customers can register their details by calling freephone 0800 652 7780 or by visiting www.callpreventionregistry.com.

Media Contacts:
For further information or an interview, please contact Miss. Kathryn Powell, Head of PR for CPR Global.
Tel:    (01792) 454180
Mob:             07792221267
Email:          k.powell@callpreventionregistry.com
Post:   CPR Global, York Chambers, Swansea, Wales, SA1 3LZ.

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