I just had so much fun with a cold call marketer it almost wasn’t fair. He was calling from Web Buyer’s Guide to offer me a free eSeminar in Cybercrime.
He asked for Marc Resnick and when I asked what company he was from, he assumed I was Marc and announced he was from Web Buyer’s Guide.
I said I was not interested. He asked how I could know; he hadn’t told me what he was calling about yet. I said I had never heard of his company, which is a pretty reliable sign.
He told me I had visited a website (apparently that they mined for my phone personal information) where I had either downloaded an eBook or watched a video. I asked him which one it was. He didn’t know.
I said that wasn’t a good omen for their targeting. He defended himself by telling me that he knew my email, phone number, and that I worked at Bentley (wow, how impressive).
I asked him if he knew whether I liked the eBook (telling him of course which one I had downloaded). If not, I probably wasn’t a good target to offer me something new.
He interrupted my witty comeback by announcing that he was offering me a FREE eSeminar on cybercrime. Free!! How can you not like free?
I asked if he had any evidence that I was interested in cybercrime. He ducked the question and said everyone was interested in cybercrime. I asked why he thought I would have confidence in Web Buyer’s Guide’s knowledge of cybercrime. He ducked that question too.
I asked him if he had any indication that an eSeminar was a channel I was interested in getting information through. He was silent. I let him know that I had never taken an eSeminar and never planned to.
But I thanked him for a very fun conversation. He just hung up.