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How about an automatic block on telemarketers who are a nuisance?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 April, 2018, 11:16am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 April, 2018, 11:16am

I couldn’t agree more with Eliot Fisk (“Hong Kong telemarketers should try a ‘do-call’ register”, April 2).

I spent half a year in Hong Kong after the passing of my mother. Almost every day, I received three to five calls from property agents. It was especially tough to deal with days after being bereaved.

They must have read the obituary in the mainstream Chinese newspapers, and kept calling me everyday to ask if I was going to continue to live in the property. I understand that they just wanted to meet their targets for the month, but what about my state of mind?

Later on, as I learnt to identify their call, I did not answer the phone. They seemed to have got the message but then, after two weeks or so, the calls returned, an annoyance and a nuisance.

I wish that there was some kind of rule in Hong Kong that, after an certain number of unsuccessful calls, a phone number would then be blocked to the telemarketer forever.

Eunice Li, Shanghai