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An uptick in Coin Dealer spam and TeleMarketers.

keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 21, 2020 2:22AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Have you noticed a recent increase in TeleMarketer calls hawking Gold and "Investment" coins along with spam or other unwanted e-mails from Coin Dealers?? In the past month alone I seem to have gotten more of both than in the previous 1-2 years. Just this morning I added a California dealer to my e-mail blocked list because he continues to use my address to promote stupid crap.

Has anyone else noticed these things??

Al H.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was getting these calls two years ago and finally made them stop.....the emails stopped then as well. Turned out that the reason I got on their list was I responded to one online inquiry about gold coins... then they shared my information through list selling. Was really irritating for a while. Al, I imagine you have much more exposure having worked in the coin business... Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    I was getting these calls two years ago and finally made them stop.....the emails stopped then as well. Turned out that the reason I got on their list was I responded to one online inquiry about gold coins... then they shared my information through list selling. Was really irritating for a while. Al, I imagine you have much more exposure having worked in the coin business... Cheers, RickO

    This is why I stopped giving to most charities. Your name winds up on a "sucker list" which gets sold to other charities and then you are bombarded by charity solicitations.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For sure!

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes like an increasing background radiation.

    Coins & Currency both US and World
  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,728 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was out of town last week from Sunday until Friday afternoon. I decided to take a break from the emails during that period.
    When I got back I had 94 emails waiting to be opened. I deleted 92 of the 94 without bothering to open them,

    None were from coin dealers. The last time I got a call from a coin telemarketer I simply told him I was no longer in the coin market and had no interest in what he was selling. I haven't gotten any more coin related calls or emails since.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Target marketing. Welcome to the world today. I find myself doing Google searches for leprechauns and unicorns, just to throw the data mining programs off.

    Now, I will likely see one of these minting facilities create the new colorized unicorn and leprechaun coins, and market them to me. Sigh.

  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Joe, you inadvertently screwed yourself. Leprechauns are associated with rainbows and the pot-o-gold waiting at its end, I am sure the TeleMarketing algorithms have that figured in and are dialing you up as we speak!! :p

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Problem is retailers sell their customer lists for some scratch. Your contact info is not yours anymore. Peace Roy

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,061 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never answer a political poll. I made that mistake and the phone is ringing off the hook.

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