TELEMARKETERS FEAR NEW CONSUMER PRIVACY
Privacy Corps Founder Says: "Find a New Job!"
Lake Tahoe, NV (May 2002): New call-screening
devices have telemarketing companies running scared. Privacy Corps (PrivacyCorps.com),
the online retailer of anti-telemarketing devices, predicts that telemarketing
companies will feel the sting as savvy consumers armor themselves against unwanted
"Telemarketers should begin considering alternative occupational
options," suggests Ken Chase, president of Privacy Corps. "If everyone
owned one of these nifty gadgets, the telemarketing industry would vanish."
With the introduction of the TeleZapper in late 2001, consumers were afforded
an alternative to hanging up on sales callers: with the TeleZapper, 85% of telemarketing
calls don't even ring through. This device, widely publicized on television and
on the Internet, is only effective against calls generated by a computer.
Screen Machine, from Spectrum Research, is the latest member of the Privacy Corps
product line-up. Awarded a "Best of Show" honor at this year's Consumer
Electronics Show, the ScreenMachine is effective against both computer-generated
and manually dialed telemarketing calls.
The Screen Machine intercepts
incoming calls and delivers a legal message stating that unsolicited calls are
not accepted and directing telemarketers to add the number to their "Do Not
Call" list. All others are instructed to press "5" to ring through.
Automatic dialers cannot process the required key input to ring through, and live
telemarketers know that proceeding after they hear the warning message would be
a violation of Federal Law.
Privacy Corps, a commercial website that specializes
in consumer privacy devices, tested the product before its official release.
have found the Screen Machine to be 100% effective against all sales calls."
says Chase. "It not only provides immediate relief from unwanted sales calls,
but also renders unnecessary the monthly expense of Caller ID and Call Blocking
At Privacy Corps, consumers can compare the ScreenMachine
with other privacy products, including the Phone Butler and EZ Hangup, which deliver
a polite legal message and hang up on unwanted callers and range in price from
$18 to $50. More sophisticated units, like the TriVOX, can be configured to the
users' needs and sell for $60 to $90. Each anti-telemarketing device was designed
with a single purpose in mind: to eliminate unsolicited telemarketing calls.
About Privacy Corps
Privacy Corps provides proven methods for systematically eliminating
unwelcome assaults on their customers' privacy, testing and rating
privacy-protection products and selling only those worthy of their
90-day money-back guarantee. Privacy Corps also provides free resources
about maintaining, regaining and protecting personal privacy, products
to help stop spam, protect Internet privacy and zap telemarketers,
and free monthly email newsletters about new developments in privacy
protection. Located in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Privacy Corps (PrivacyCorps.com)
was founded in 2002.