Cold calls from financial advisors

I know about cold calls from health insurance salespeople near the end of the year, but this is the first time I’ve received an unsolicited call at work. It was a financial advisory targeting expats. They seem to have just called our secretary’s office and asked for me (in English)… a bit strange and agressive as a sales tactic IMO.

I’m curious as to whether or not anyone else has dealt with this type of thing…

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If I got this type of phone call at work I would be furious.
How did they get your name and your work address? Always ask them. If the company is based in CH, you can report them.

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Today I got a call…not even sure about what (I guess health insurance), but for sure it was from call center (I’ve heard many voices in the background). Guy asked me if I speak German, I replied that I speak English and then it started…

He said (in English): you live in Switzerland and you speak to me in English? What the fuck?

I replied yes and asked about his name.

Then he told me that his name is: “fucking motherfucker” added some threats and disconnected the call…

I still cannot believe it :D. I tried to check the number, but I just found bunch of sites telling it is telemarketing etc., but no contact details to complain about the guy…

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Salesman of the year right there! :joy:

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Expats working in multinationals get them all the time. They crawl through Linkedin data for new ‘imports’ to Switzerland. When I joined a very large MNL a few months ago I refused a landline just for this reason. Some have found my mobile or they write through Linkedin. My company blocks many domains such as deVere and friends.

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yes, it happened to me multiple times

It was deVere. I guess they are notorious!

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