OF LATE I have been getting calls from banks and hospitals on my private mobile phone, informing me that a survey is being done for a certain bank and that I can get help if I want to re-finance my housing loans.
In the first place I would like to know how these telemarketeers got hold of my number and secondly, what makes them think that I need their services.
I find such calls irritating and an invasion of my privacy. Who is at fault? Who has given these people access to my number?
Last week I got a similar call. When I told the caller that I am not interested I got an SMS — “no manner”.
I called the bank and all they could say is “we did not get this lady to call”. May I then ask how she got my number.
I am sure I am not the only “victim” and I hope the proper authorities will investigate.