Tiger Financial Informative - Phone Solicitation
I am a graphic artist who works from my home. I have two lines: One for my computer & one for my phone calls. I don't like answering phone calls from solicitors during my busy work day.
I had been getting calls requesting to speak to my husband during the day hours when he was at work. The caller would only give my his first name & refused to give me his phone number or company name. He just said that he wanted to know how to get in tough with my husband about business. Knowing that anyone who had business with my husband would know his work phone, would give me a phone number for him to return the call and would give me his last name, I didn't offer his work phone number.
On the last day of the call, I asked the caller if he was selling stocks. He said that he wasn't. Suspecting that he was not telling the truth, I called the number regestered on caller ID and the
operator answered as "Tiger FInancial." I asked what the company did & she replied that they were in financial planning & commodities.
I asked what "Joe's" last name was & she replied Sweeney. Joe had only given his first name to me before.
I asked if I could speak to a manager. She gave me "Eric" with no last name. I told Eric why I was calling, told him that "Joe" lied when he said he wasn't trying to sell stocks & that our phone number was on the "Do Not Call List." Eric blasted me & claimed that I was yelling at him. I wasn't. Eric also said that I wouldn't get any more calls if I gave him some information. He asked for my phone number, then my name. The phone number I gave & that's all - it was good enough.
We are always getting phone calls from people from such stocks, bonds, commodities companies wanting to speak to my husband. The callers are always sneaky, so I know how to spot them. I've even been called foul names for not supplying them with the information they request.
I just reported this to the "Do Not Call Web Site" but wonder why these guys think they are exempt.
I don't have an address for this company, but the phone number is: 310-254-3250.