I wrote a post on Dec 5th titled the “Top 5 Ways to Become Unattractive In Network Marketing Today!”
Number 2 on my list was to use the software Scraper Pro. As I stated there the software is not illegal! But, how many are using and promoting it (auto-dialers) could land you in serious financial trouble.
Over the past few weeks, individuals are promoting this tool to network marketers as the tool that will allow you to generate unlimited network marketing leads.
And how to you do this? By scraping the contact information from websites “other network marketers who are already in a business!”
If that’s your target market well then it’s all good right? But is that really the target market you’re after?
What you’re going to really accomplish is having a bunch of pissed off network marketers who will forward your information to the FTC’s complaint section.
Even though on the Scraper Pro website you’ve been warned not to use auto-dialers, every phone call I have received has been using this method to promote this software…
…It’s obvious that some people either are just not that bright or totally ignorant of the law.
Here is the scenario, you scrape my phone number, plug it into your auto-dialer, make the call and you’ve just violated the Robocalls rule that went into effect September 1st 2009.
You’re no longer a network marketer, you’ve elevated yourself to a telemarketer and…
…Telemarketers Must Obtain Prior Written Approval from Consumers Who Want to Receive Such Calls!
Now, you face penalties of up to $16,000 per call.
And after a few dozen of these a week, don’t you think individuals are going to be really irritated and take the time out to file a complaint with the commission on the donotcall.gov website or call the toll free number?
Or to blog about it and expose it for the scam it really is!
Again I’ll State The Software Is Not Illegal…
It is how a few are using it that is. There are other companies that produce very similar software but.
If you use the software and actually pickup the phone and call a potential prospect you might actually get some where.
But, it goes back to requiring you to do something you don’t want to do in the first place cold-call right?
You’ll end up calling people who could really careless about your software and see you as more of an interruption. Or, you could call it distraction marketing!
Will it generate leads for your nutritional or cleaning products? I seriously doubt it!
Use it at your own risk… Now I have some phone calls to make!
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