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If you have a telephone and sunlight where you live, then you have probably gotten a call from a telemarketer trying to sell you solar panels. At this point, I am so jaded about solar panels, that I immediately assume they’re scammers. Ironically, the agents and contractors probably think they’re helping you and feel completely justified in the hard sell of solar panels.
You see, the contractor helps you get a “government-backed green energy loan” so, for “no money down” you can upgrade your home and the payments come right out of your property taxes for the next 20 years! Even assuming the contractor is reputable, how long do you think those solar panels and associated electrical systems will last? How long will that contractor last? I don’t want to paint all these calls as scams, but you can see why we’re all skeptical, right? On top of all this, the incessant calls are driving us all crazy!
So as you listen to this latest call, you’ll hear that the solar contractors have gotten clever. This is not a call from a contractor. Here’s how the onion is layered:
- We get a call from a low-level offshore agent who pitches green energy and qualifies us as a sucker
- This agent hands the call to his supervisor who goes over a few more details and qualifies us as a sucker
- The supervisor (still offshore) then transfers us to a secret number back to the USA, where another agent qualifies us further and schedules a callback. What is interesting is that she lists several solar contractors that may call us back. It is likely that they are working exclusively with only one of them, but they list several to obscure the relationship.
Now, the eventual contractor is completely insulated from this process. If we were to get to the next level and say “Aha! We got you!’, we would have to prove the relationship between the contractor and the *offshore call center* who made the first call. The call center companies have created a multi-layered scheme to protect the industry from the Do-Not-Call and Telephone Consumer Protection Acts and any other various regulations that each country puts in place. This is a battle people! Regulation doesn’t help! We have to use technology to break their business!
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Anyway, please listen and enjoy. Thanks as always!
Do you know how to dial from The Netherlands?
Should I ‘transfer’ the call to that number like I transfer calls to other phone lines in the office?
Yes, you should be able to dial +1-206-259-49xx from the Netherlands (do you use 00 for international?) It’s just a regular call to the USA. I’m sorry I don’t have any local numbers for you, but I am working on a SIP URI if your phone system can handle it. Please let me know how it goes! Roger