Have you ever wondered about the database that exists with telemarketing professionals? Almost everyone of us in India would have got annoyed with the timing of such callers if not about the product they sell. This menace didn’t spare our finance minister too! I recently came across an email in my mailbox which read as below:
Hope this mail finds you in the best of moods and spirits.
We offer customers details in the following areas:
1. IT Professionals/Operations/ITES/HR/Admin/ Banking/ Telecom/ Marketing/Advertising/ PR/ Accounting/ Tax/ Airline
2. Journalist All India
3. Insurance Agents Bangalore
4. HR Heads (All India)
5. Salaried Professionals (Income of 5 lakh to 50 lakh + HNI’s)
6. IT Professionals (Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, IBM, TCS, Oracle, Dell, Biocon, Cognizant, GE, etc.,)
7. For Telecalling Companies (Name, mobile no. and company) – All the cities
For further Query Contact us at +91 xxxxxxxxxx or 080 xxxxxxxx or Email us
Now the point of interest is how they can get hold of such confidential and private data and sell it to others. Read through each bullet carefully for the kind of classification and varied data about individuals based on the company they work for or the salary range. Think about all those incidents where you might have compromised while sharing your classified information. Outright, I could think of the following possibilities:
- Taking assistance from agencies/individuals while filing tax returns.
- Dropping lucky draw coupons at shopping malls with address and phone numbers.
- Sharing pay slips with multiple bank agents while looking for home/personal loan.
- Credit card selling 3rd party vendors involved while pre-processing.
And the list goes on… Just think about how serious this issue is and be smart while handing over your classified information to anyone. By the way, did I tell you that I also got an email for the nth time this morning mentioning that I won 750,000 pounds for no reason… Are you feeling lucky too?