Corporations and businesses are now using phone surveys as scams to obtain marketing material and information on consumers. Corruption is simply going too far. Businesses hire a not-for-profit firm to conduct "market research"; they use a not-for-profit because those are exempt from "Do Not Call" rules. The firm calls you and perhaps you feel that you'd like to help them out, so agree to respond.
The questions are innocent at first - perhaps they want your opinion about types of hospitals, etc., or about or health care industry. Then they want to ask personal information and "guarantee" this will be used for statistics only. They ask about income, zip code and then ask you for your street. Huh ? How could that be used for statistics. Obviously they are lying. Since you probably don't remember what their name is, you can't even complain.
Yesterday after I refused to reply the the "Street name" question, the questioner ask my street number! They simply wanted my address - probably to give to the marketing firm who hired them. I had agreed to the survey since they had called several times and thought I'd help them out on a "survey" about health care.
All this is a scam - a lie. Don't fall for it! From now on, I will stop responding to ANY poll or survey.
I'm really tired of lying and dishonesty in business; the use of euphemisms to cover up dishonest practices. Excuses.
Today's online WSJ writes about a law firm in FL that routinely lied on foreclosure papers, forging notarizations, backdating documents and even lying about serving them. This guy should disbarred and put into jail.
I checked the Krypto Fund today for asset allocations: none.
Word of the Day
"Dissentient" - noun & adjective [$10]
Dissentient means (adjective) disagreeing with the majority or official view; (noun) a person who dissents.
Sentence: Be a dissentient! ... or is it Be dissentient! Same thing. Think for your self - avoid the crowd (Vitate turbam!) ... Do not care what others think or think about your ideas!