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Complaint Review: Reed Publishing Aka Infotel Publications Aka Infotel Aka Vericom Directories Aka Mediacorp

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  • Submitted: Sun, November 05, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, February 21, 2011

  • Reported By:Montreal Quebec
Reed Publishing Aka Infotel Publications Aka Infotel Aka Vericom Directories Aka Mediacorp
Jean Talon & Victoria Montreal, Quebec Canada

Reed Publishing Aka Infotel Publications Aka Infotel Aka Vericom Directories Aka Mediacorp Aka The Franks - Gordon, Ted And Sean SCAM, Deceptive Marketing, Useless Directory, Non Stop Phone Calls Rosalyn Cobrin Frank & Ted Frank ripoff cons Montreal Quebec Canada

*Author of original report: Court date set for Gordon Frank

*Author of original report: Directors of Infotel Charged With Deceptive Telemarketing

*Author of original report: UPDATE: 06/02/2009 : The Famous Franks and their SCAM TELEMARKETING OPERATION - REED Publishing get tackled by FTC.

*Consumer Suggestion: Reed Directories United States - Frank Family SCAM in Montreal

*Author of original report: Reed Directories, Reed Publishing SCAM

*Author of original report: Reed Publishing / Commerce/ Directories/ THE FRANK FAMILY SCAM

*Author of original report: Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

*Author of original report: Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

*Author of original report: Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

*Author of original report: Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

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REED PUBLISHING /INFOTEL PUBLICATIONS/ VERICOM/METROPOLITAIN MEDIA INC/ 3189651 CANADA INC. are the same company. The oldest and the largest Business to Business Directory SCAM in Canada known as B2B Telemarketing.

The new Bogus Directories are REED Directory of American Business, REED Toll-Free Business Directory, REED Canadian Business Directory.(Interesting that Canada will be Scammed again)

REED PUBLISHING, REED COMMERCE is the new working company name for the FRANK FAMILY INFOTEL PUBLICATIONS/ INFOTEL/ VERICOM Business Directory SCAM.

The office moved from Buchan to Jean Talon Street in Montreal. The Tel # remains the same as INFOTEL.

The Franks hide behind FAT PAT, who is down as the owner but the REAL owners are the Franks - Gordon, Ted and Sean.

The former Infotel and Vericom Directory is now the Reed Business to Business Directory.

www.reedcommerce.com

reedhr@reedcommerce.com

1) You are fooled by REED PUBLISHING Sales; we are calling to UPDATE your CURRENT listing? CURRENT? You never had it before.

2) You are fooled when the REED PUBLISHING shipping department calls you with a fast talking telemarketer verifying your address and quoting the price.

3) You think you have to pay after hearing the Recorded conversation of the above call.

4) You are fooled the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time etc. These are referred to as LOADS and are ILLEGAL in Canadian telemarketing. Some companies just pay and pay forever until someone smart realizes they don't need the worthless directory.

REED PUBLISHING can only be stopped by complaints to your State Attorney General and to the State Attorney General of upstate New York where REED PUBLISHING collects its mail and ships out their directories. This closes the State to REED PUBLISHING. A few states are already closed for them.

Stop REED PUBLISHING; tell them they are the Famous INFOTEL PUBLICATIONS, FRANK FAMILY SCAM.

What else do you do? Hang up & don't pay. You will keep receiving invoices, ignore them, they can't do anything. When they keep calling & faxing contact the Canadian Competition Bureau, The Federal Trade Commission and your Local Attorney General. Don't forget the BBB.

Ted Frank
202 Dela Roche
Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9A 3C8
(514) 624-8500
(514) 941-5441 Cell

Rosalyn Cobrin Frank
5950 Cavendish
Cote Saint Luc, QC H4W 3H1
(514) 485-2825

The Kaddish Prayer for the Franks.

Glorified and sanctified be God's great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

Former Employee
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

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#1 Author of original report

Court date set for Gordon Frank

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

R. v. Gordon Frank et al.Cour du QuébecAssigned counsel: J. Marshall, V. Chénard, R. Morin, B. PeresOpposing counsel: J. Gordon, J. PerisNature of matter: Charges laid under ss. 52 and 52.1 of the Competition Act for engaging in deceptive telemarketing activities related to business directory scams. Charges laid against three individuals and six companies on April 12, 2010.Status: The preliminary hearing is set for October 3 to 7 and October 17 to 28, 2011.
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#2 Author of original report

Directors of Infotel Charged With Deceptive Telemarketing

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

Directors of Infotel Charged With Deceptive Telemarketing



OTTAWA, April 12, 2010 The Competition Bureau announced today that criminal charges were laid against three Montreal brothers and six companies allegedly involved in deceptive telemarketing activities related to business directory scams.



The brothers, Gordon Frank (53), Theodore Frank (49) and Sean Frank (43), are alleged to have operated a telemarketing operation that targeted businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the United States, France and the United Kingdom.



The charges stem from a Bureau investigation into criminal deceptive telemarketing by a group of corporations led by the Frank brothers, collectively known as Infotel. The accused operated telemarketing offices in Toronto, St. Johns and Montreal. These activities are estimated to have generated approximately $60 million in revenue between 1999 and 2004.



The Competition Bureau alleges that the Frank brothers companies contacted businesses and not-for-profit organizations misrepresenting themselves as the victims regular supplier of business directories. The Bureau also alleges that Infotel telemarketers failed to disclose material information when contacting businesses, including the true purpose of the call.



The Frank brothers conducted the alleged deceptive telemarketing activities under the following names: Infotel Directories Inc., Infotel Publications, Infotel Directories-Toronto, Metropolitan Media, Metropolitan Press and Infotel Canada.



The investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Service de police de la Ville de Montral, the Toronto Strategic Partnership and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.



Consumers who suspect that they have been victims of deceptive telemarketing are encouraged to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.



The Competition Bureau is an independent law enforcement agency that contributes to the prosperity of Canadians by protecting and promoting competitive markets and enabling informed consumer choice.






For media enquiries, please contact:
Gabrielle Tass
A/Senior Communications Advisor
Public Affairs Branch
819-953-7734



For general enquiries, please contact:
Information Centre
Competition Bureau
819-997-4282
Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
TTY (hearing impaired): 1-800-642-3844

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#3 Author of original report

UPDATE: 06/02/2009 : The Famous Franks and their SCAM TELEMARKETING OPERATION - REED Publishing get tackled by FTC.

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

UPDATE: 06/02/2009 : The Famous Franks and their SCAM TELEMARKETING OPERATION - REED Publishing get tackled by FTC.

The FTC has been granted temporary restraining orders against 6555381 Canada Inc. and 3189651 Canada Inc., doing business as Reed Publishing, halting the deceptive practices and freezing the defendants' assets

The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to halt the illegal operations of telemarketing boiler rooms in Montreal, Canada. The agency alleged that the telemarketers bilked thousands of small- and medium-sized U.S. businesses and non-profits, including churches, schools, and charities, out of millions of dollars by deceiving them into paying for listings they never ordered in worthless business directories.

The FTC's complaints alleged that the companies made three misrepresentations that violated the FTC Act. First, they led the small businesses and non-profits they targeted to believe that there was a pre-existing relationship between them. Second, they falsely claimed that those organizations had agreed to purchase directory listing services. Third, they falsely claimed that the organizations owed money for these supposed services.

The Commission vote to authorize staff to file each of the complaints was 4-0. The complaints were filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against: 6555381 Canada Inc. and 3189651 Canada Inc., both companies doing business as Reed Publishing owned by the FRANKS, Gordon, Ted, Sean and Rosalyn Cobrin Frank (DECEASED).

Canadian Press, Tue Jun. 02 2009 3:55:38 PM (Competition Bureau of Canada) About 150 investigators executed 10 search warrants in and around the city of Montreal today but deputy commissioner Andrea Rosen says no arrests have been made yet. The newly amended Competition Act which carries significantly higher penalties for those who are convicted could finally bring justice to the FRANKS, Gordon, Ted, and Sean who have run the largest and longest B2B Telemarketing Scam in Canada.

Justice was already served to Rosalyn Cobrin Frank. (Hell)

COBRIN, Rosalyn. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Daughter of the late Ida and the late Peter Cobrin. Wife of the late Leonard Frank. Beloved companion of Jack Lackman. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Gordon, Arthur and Shira, Ted and Sheryl, Shawn and Elisa. Cherished Mum of Julia; Lindsay and Evan; Russell, Stephanie and Andrew; Jillian, Jacob, Corey and Bradley. Sister and sister-in-law of Rhoda and Eddy Weinberg. Roz will be sadly missed by her family and all of those whose lives she touched. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Jewish General Hospital for their kind care. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W. on Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 368 Cezanne St., D.D.O. Donations in her memory may be made to the Rosalyn Cobrin Memorial Fund for Oncology c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Reed Directories United States - Frank Family SCAM in Montreal

AUTHOR: Robert Staunton - (U.S.A.)

Reed Directories United States

ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads. What are the advantages of receiving the "Directory of American Business", "REED Toll-Free Business Directory" or "Canadian Business Directory"? ...

The info has been Posted so call them at home!

Ted Frank
202 Dela Roche
Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9A 3C8
(514) 624-8500
(514) 941-5441 Cell

Rosalyn Cobrin Frank
5950 Cavendish
Cote Saint Luc, QC H4W 3H1
(514) 485-2825

Robert

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#5 Author of original report

Reed Directories, Reed Publishing SCAM

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

If the Addresses are Right...STOP THEM ANY WAY YOU CAN!

Ted Frank
202 Dela Roche
Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9A 3C8
(514) 624-8500
(514) 941-5441 Cell

Rosalyn Cobrin Frank
5950 Cavendish
Cote Saint Luc, QC H4W 3H1
(514) 485-2825
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#6 Author of original report

Reed Publishing / Commerce/ Directories/ THE FRANK FAMILY SCAM

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

JOB SEARCH:

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Reed Publishing
(( link removed by ROR))

Address: 4810 Jean-Talon W.
Suite 210
Montreal - H4P 2N5
QC/Montral
Contact: Human Resources
Email:


Company description:

Reed Publishing publishes the Directory of American Business - a business to business directory. We are the #1 Call-centre in Montreal.

Vacancies:

1. - English-Speaking Telephone Sales Reps

Don't let opportunities pass you by. Montreal's #1 Call-Centre has several positions opening up in our sales department. Come join our winning team and become part of the success story. We offer a competitive wage structure plus generous commissions. Top reps can also win daily contests, bonuses & prizes. There is room for advancement for hard workers. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written English. For an interview call: 514-341-1888 Or e-mail your resume to: ..... (continued)
Location: Montreal - QC/Montral
Salary: $ 12/hr + commissions
Date: October 5, 2006
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#7 Author of original report

Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads.

This is the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM.

Pat Robertson is the Puppet Owner.

The real owners are the CROOKED FRANK FAMILY in Montreal. GORDON, TED & SEAN FRANK & THE MOTHER ROSALYN COBRIN FRANK.

The Old Infotel/Vericom Directory has a new cover REED!

QUEBECOR MEDIA AT http://www.quebecor.com/ PRINTS THE DIRECTORIES. CONTACT THEM AND TELL THEM YOUR STORY.

www.reedcommerce.com

http://infotelpublications.com

http://www.mediacorp.com

www.infoteluk.com

www.vericomuk.com

http://www.mediacorpuk.com/
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#8 Author of original report

Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads.

This is the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM.

Pat Robertson is the Puppet Owner.

The real owners are the CROOKED FRANK FAMILY in Montreal. GORDON, TED & SEAN FRANK & THE MOTHER ROSALYN COBRIN FRANK.

The Old Infotel/Vericom Directory has a new cover REED!

QUEBECOR MEDIA AT http://www.quebecor.com/ PRINTS THE DIRECTORIES. CONTACT THEM AND TELL THEM YOUR STORY.

www.reedcommerce.com

http://infotelpublications.com

http://www.mediacorp.com

www.infoteluk.com

www.vericomuk.com

http://www.mediacorpuk.com/
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#9 Author of original report

Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads.

This is the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM.

Pat Robertson is the Puppet Owner.

The real owners are the CROOKED FRANK FAMILY in Montreal. GORDON, TED & SEAN FRANK & THE MOTHER ROSALYN COBRIN FRANK.

The Old Infotel/Vericom Directory has a new cover REED!

QUEBECOR MEDIA AT http://www.quebecor.com/ PRINTS THE DIRECTORIES. CONTACT THEM AND TELL THEM YOUR STORY.

www.reedcommerce.com

http://infotelpublications.com

http://www.mediacorp.com

www.infoteluk.com

www.vericomuk.com

http://www.mediacorpuk.com/
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#10 Author of original report

Reed Directories United States ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

ReedDirectories.com - Business Directories, direct marketing, business leads.

This is the new name for the Infotel Publications/Vericom directory SCAM.

Pat Robertson is the Puppet Owner.

The real owners are the CROOKED FRANK FAMILY in Montreal. GORDON, TED & SEAN FRANK & THE MOTHER ROSALYN COBRIN FRANK.

The Old Infotel/Vericom Directory has a new cover REED!

QUEBECOR MEDIA AT http://www.quebecor.com/ PRINTS THE DIRECTORIES. CONTACT THEM AND TELL THEM YOUR STORY.

www.reedcommerce.com

http://infotelpublications.com

http://www.mediacorp.com

www.infoteluk.com

www.vericomuk.com

http://www.mediacorpuk.com/
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