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Annonymous mobile calls!

As I tolerate the e-mail spams that I receive, I have to tolerate the annonymous calls I receive. In the last three months I would have received atleast some 100 calls from such sources. They sound like

Hello sir, I am calling from XXX bank. We offer a free credit card for only YYY employees...

Good morning Praveen, This is X calling from so and so club. You have a lot of benifits if you become our club member...

Hi Praveen, we are offering personal loans for you at very low interest rate...

Hello, we are the providing the lowest EMI option for home loans...

And so on.

I asked them how they got hold of my number. Most of them say that they have a name/number list. Others have a list of valid mobile numbers. But they don't have an idea to whom they are talking to. In the middle of the conversation they will ask me "What is your name?". Is this not worse than spams. I don't know whether I can take some legal action against them. Sometimes, these calls are frustating.

The funniest part of this is that I recieved some 6 calls from ICICI bank so far in 2 months for marketing their credit card; but I have their credit card (Gold) almost for an year. How many cards do you expect me to get from you my dear ICICI?!


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