I received a phone call asking if my business address was the same as last years. Reply was yes. They asked if I wanted to be listed in the white pages for the next 2 years and so on being very busy and very new to the job I asked if this was a service we had previously subscribed to. The answer was "Yes, we would not call you if you had not subscribed before" They kept assuring me that we had subscribed to this service before. The responses became very rude and at one point hateful. I hung up on them 2 times and they would just call right back. I told them I was trying to get some work done to please go away. No such luck!!!!!
They said they were going to tape the conversation but they would ask the same questions again to please just give a yes or no answer. Every time I got to a question that was unclear as to what exactly it meant I would comment on it and asked what exactly it meant, this went on for an hour...They would get rude, I would hang up. They would call back. Finally I did the recorded conversation and then they mailed my bill to me for almost $500.00. This is for a CD and 2 years listing.
Checking the records, we had not had a subscription with them. They started calling for payment the day I received the bill. Which by the way was received 2 days after the due date because it was mailed 5 days before it was due according to the meter strip on the envelope. I told him I did not want anything to do with this and he reminded me of the taped conversation which would stand up in a court of law. I told him how they got that taped conversation, how many times I hung up or questioned the way this was happening, too bad was the remark..
He finally was so gracious as to reduce the payment to $249.95 for a years listing due on Feb.22, 2004 or I will be Taken to collections.
This is ridiculous, how do they get by with this type of scam? I could have gotten fired over this phone thing.... Hanging up and them calling right back.
There should be some type of rules these people should have to adhere to. Evidently they can do and say anything they want to on the phone and we have to just take it.....
Contact Market Data Michael Schwartz 866-242-2754 Financial Assessment Dept. After reading all the telemarketing scams I don't know if I should pay this or not as I work for a Christian organization and don't want to hurt their name as this was my error not theirs..