The My Boss Has Asked Me To Call You telephone campaign is cold calling with all the personality of a recorded message. I was unfortunately caught at two different numbers today. I am now officially veteran of three of these calls. A friend with an unlisted number tells of a similar experience. When challenged the response was that publicly available lists were being used. We think not. Rather, we suspect, the callers are going through the 827 / 823 sequence without reference to a directory. Is this kosher? Further we wonder if the callers actually work for the local business or are agency recruits, more than possibly based outside of Cambridge, hired for the purpose. A fudge rather than a fib but tacky all the same.