The financial crisis or as we’re being told to believe, now also starts to make marketeers and sales more aggressive. In the Netherlands there are a lot of companies again who say they spoke to you about three months ago, made a deal and if we could confirm it. After requesting for something on paper the conversation normally ends quickly.
Now they have a new strategy and start calling that they spoke with you last year and that you would skip this year as well on god knows what, but they want to confirm this and start requesting your details. They then sent you a form with your details and the request to confirm it that everything is correct. But with the urge to do it quickly or else they need to remove you from there database.
It sounds like some companies are trying to work around the new law that becomes effective on July 1st 2009. This law limits marketeers what they may sent to businesses for there marketing campaigns as now also is for normal people. It also raises a question with me who is site scraping for contact details since they had the VoIP-number for voice, but now for fax or e-mail. And they refused to use the info@ mail address as a nice detail to this all. Again July 1st 2009 becomes interesting for spammers, marketeers and sales.