What is the best excuse to refuse an insurance agent’s invitation to financial talks?
I received a cold call from an insurance agent recently. Apparently she got my number from my profiles on one of the job seeking websites.
She tried to invite me to one of those financial talks from insurance companies and also tried to recruit me into their company because she knew that I was unemployed.
I told her I am busy on the day of the talk but she said she could arrange an zoom meeting to replace that talk. I got quite irritated at that point as I had already told her many times that I have no interest in joining the financial industry or getting any investment products now.
Do they really think that their sales pitching skills are that good like the Wolf of Wall Street that they can convince me to sign some ILPs or join them on the spot?
I ended up saying that I will call her back to confirm when I will be free and I managed to get her mobile number (she called using her office number).
I blocked both of her numbers because I didn’t want to deal with her anymore.
This got me wondering, how do other people turn down such a persistent insurance agent and what kind of excuses they use? I would try not to block them as they could always call back with another number and it would make things more awkward.
So what are some of the best excuse that you have used to make an insurance agent back off?