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rob1 27.07.2016 15:03

DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Caution ⚠ .. the amazingly shady deVere group are blindly touting for business again.

Thousands of financial pages with warnings about deVere group practices.

I had a few calls this week and today the guy seemed put out after being bluntly told no, not a chance, not interested.

Hopefully the message will get through not to bother calling.

Village Idiot 27.07.2016 15:35

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Shhhhhh. We're not allowed to talk about [the company that shall not be mentioned].

grumpygrapefruit 27.07.2016 15:37

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
They stopped calling me about 2 years ago after I threatened to come to their offices and let my 2 Rottweilers take a dump in their reception.

John_H 27.07.2016 15:40

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Me too!

Wonder who referred me this time.. My old friend Tom Smith maybe.

jacek 27.07.2016 15:41

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
They are regularly trying to take a piece of expats hard earned money pie. I dealt with two of them in the past until buggered off for good and not interested anymore. They find you via LinkedIn, FB and personal contacts.

rob1 27.07.2016 15:45

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
It's strange as the number they called isn't listed anywhere that I know of.

John_H 27.07.2016 15:52

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rob1 (Post 2630482)
It's strange as the number they called isn't listed anywhere that I know of.

They just call my office general number.. They then pretend to be a colleague from another offices or they pretend to be a friend or whatever.

Security let them through and when they reach me (approx once per month) they pretend that either -- we met already somewhere, they met a colleague of mine, a friend recommended me.. or similar lies.

It's usually a young sounding male person, overly friendly etc. But yesterday it was Vanessa - I missed her call, can't wait until she calls back :)

Edit : PS Vanessa {fullname} said she was seeking a reference for somebody to get past secruity - but i googled - she's DeVere

jacek 27.07.2016 16:00

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Seems like everyone falls for Vanessa!

She calls me regularly and I fall for it every time ... :(

Wait a minute! It's like this joke about hot blondes on the parking lot who seduce guys in front of the shopping mall then rob them. I had my wallet regularly stolen on the 1st, 15th and 30th of every month. :rofl:

catandmouse 27.07.2016 16:08

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
They call our general office number (that is a public number and they can probably find out who I'm working for from social networks). However our receptionists are generally fairly savvy and won't put them through unless they identify themselves. If they do identify themselves, the receptionist will either tell them to pound sand (if she's dealt with them before), or else call me and ask.
Probably worth briefing your receptionists so that they deal with these guys appropriately.
I also occasionally get attempts to contact me from financial sharks called Guardian something and Churchill something.

The_Love_Doctor 27.07.2016 16:19

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
They never call me! :(

Time to have a talk with my boss for a pay rise! Seems I'm not earning enough to get one of these calls! :eek:

Treverus 27.07.2016 16:22

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 2630474)
They stopped calling me about 2 years ago after I threatened to come to their offices and let my 2 Rottweilers take a dump in their reception.

In case anyone wants to take that dump: Their office is now on Talacker Strasse, just across the street from Paddy's. (The building which is mostly Societe Generale)

NotAllThere 27.07.2016 17:04

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
In other news Gruaniad Wealth keep trying to connect to me on LinkedIn.

amogles 27.07.2016 17:41

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 2630540)
In other news Gruaniad Wealth keep trying to connect to me on LinkedIn.

I have a duplicate LinkedIn account for such people. Let them connect to one another. :)

papasmurf 27.07.2016 18:15

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
I got a few LinkedIN requests from various employees earlier in the year, but deleted them as am aware they just want to find other contacts at my company. Not had a call from them in a year though

John_H 27.07.2016 18:36

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
One time I said to them -
You obviously got my details on LinkedIn?
Yes, they finally admitted..
So you know where I work?
Yes, they said..
So you know it's a big financial institution - we deal with wealth management and investments you know? If I needed advice I'd sort have some options already?
Yes they said, but we can get you a better deal..

There's just no point in going any further.

FrankZappa 27.07.2016 20:38

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jacek (Post 2630494)
Seems like everyone falls for Vanessa!

She calls me regularly and I fall for it every time ... :(

Wait a minute! It's like this joke about hot blondes on the parking lot who seduce guys in front of the shopping mall then rob them. I had my wallet regularly stolen on the 1st, 15th and 30th of every month. :rofl:

She's clearly not a true blonde... Google "cough cough group" vanessa and her Linked-in profile pops up as the first hit. Can't wait for that call!

reids 27.07.2016 21:08

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by catandmouse (Post 2630502)
....

I also occasionally get attempts to contact me from financial sharks called Guardian something and Churchill something.

I'm getting repeated calls from Steuer something, won't take nein for an answer either.

John_H 27.07.2016 21:40

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankZappa (Post 2630650)
She's clearly not a true blonde... Google "cough cough group" vanessa and her Linked-in profile pops up as the first hit. Can't wait for that call!

Would you? If there was nothing good on TV?

jacek 27.07.2016 21:48

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankZappa (Post 2630650)
She's clearly not a true blonde... Google "cough cough group" vanessa and her Linked-in profile pops up as the first hit. Can't wait for that call!

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_H (Post 2630670)
Would you? If there was nothing good on TV?

Plenty of spare cash at hand and no exciting TV channels. It explains it all - TIS. :D

eyebeebe 27.07.2016 23:23

Re: DeVere group cold calling again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 2630540)
In other news Gruaniad Wealth keep trying to connect to me on LinkedIn.

They are all over my FB suggested posts. I never click, but maybe I should to cost them money they will never earn back.


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