ASDE survey company. The direct line to their office is 819 328 3562. If this does not work for you, I would recommend a direct call to one or another of their board of directors. These are (all in the Gatineau area): Michel Rochon, Yves Mougeot, Louis Charles Sirois, and Dr Byron Hyde. The latter's office number is 613 722 5555. Given that this company calls people at home and on their cell phones, I can only assume that they would be delighted to hear from the public at their own businesses or homes.
Our emergency cell phone at work is through Telus and they called me. But I think it's fairly safe to assume they're just dialing random numbers with cellular prefixes. Cell companies generally buy numbers in blocks, therefore the company only needs to see one cell number to program their dialer to call the entire range. Ex: "This guy Jim has his cellular number on a public profile. His number is 123-4567, so let's set our autodialer to call every number between 123-0000 and 123-9999."
If you ported your old number from another provider, it's entirely possible that Telus or even your old provider sold the number to someone. I'm still leaning towards the cellular prefix thing though.
Lovely to receive this ridiculous call on an emergency cell phone. Opt out? So I'm supposed to preemptively scour the internet to find these opt-out forms for every company using an auto-dialer if I don't want them calling and tying up an emergency line? Think I'll write a survey research dialer and have it call every number in your directory every 60 seconds since it's perfectly legal.
Is it illegal for me to use social engineering to obtain contact information for this company's employees in order to add them to my dialer's list?
You're right, this isn't a scam... THIS IS WAR!
You have a lot of nerve.
I noticed you have closed you emergency number.
I guess you don't like hearing the feelings your s****y little auto-dialer creates in people eh?
Cowards, total cowards.
If you don't like the heat, why are you starting the kitchen on fire?
Companies like yours will eventually learn that you are the MOST hated industry in the world.
they cancelled this number.
I guess they don't like getting random calls...
why do you think this is ok?
you provide me with an option to "opt out"? - that's rich. priceless in fact.
how about you understand that WE the people have made it very clear over the years that;
WE DON'T WANT THIS TYPE OF SOLICITATION PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When are you idiots going to figure this out?
by the way for anyone who wants to give these a***oles a piece of their mind, here is their physical schedule.
Jan 21 -- Toronto, ON - MRIA NetGain Conference
Feb 6 - 8 -- Miami, FL - MRA GLC Annual Conference
April 8 -- Toronto, ON - MRIA Annual General Meting
May 16 - 19 -- Boston, MA - AAPOR 67th Annual Conference
June 2 - 4 -- Niagara Falls, ON - MRIA Annual Conference
June 10 - 12 -- Orlando, FL - MRA Insights and Strategies Conference
Stop by at one of the events. Let them know what a "great and honest" service they "provide"
You guys should seriously find a new line of work, step it up a bit, try sewer cleaner.
it call fishing
they will dial up xxx xxx xxx1 then xxx2 then xxx3 if someone is badluck enough they will anser
called them said if they call again i'll report to crtc and rcmp too and if they do i will report
If you want to speak with a human from ASDE, call 1-819-328-3562.
I got a call from ASDE tonight, and the autodialer started with 'Thank you for calling ASDE...'. Excuse me?! I didn't call you, you called me! That's blatantly deceptive - if don't want people calling your calls a scam, don't lie in the first words out of your autodialing mouth!!!
You are a scam, you have no right to call me on my cell number them offer to pay me $1.00...
JE LEUR EST ENVOYÉ UN MAIL À
ET 3 JOURS PLUS TARD JE RECEVAIS MON REMBOURSEMENT DE 1$
DE PLUS J'AI PLACER LEUR NUMÉRO SUR LA LISTE EXCLUS.
Sick n Tired
These companies all base their business on the idea that they can use world for free. They can use the phone numbers of individuals for free and take up people's time for free. All these free resources generate profits for the companies
When talking to such a company, the individual placing the call is being paid for his/her time. So is that person's supervisor, manager, vice president and up the line. Why am I the only person not getting paid? Especially when without me, the company has nothing to sell and it is my time that generates all the profit for the company?
The only way to put these companies in their place is to start to demand your share of the profits.
I suggest the following response:
Dear Company XYZ,
I am an independent consultant. My time is valuable and I expect to be compensated for its use. I charge $120 per hour for my time (plus applicable taxes). For phone calls, I charge a 1/2 hour minimum for my time, with 1/2 hour increments thereafter.
My phone is an investment for which I have paid in order to generate employment and income. It is not a free resource. The use of this phone line must contribute to it's financial upkeep. Therefore all calls to this line are billed at the rate of $10.00 per call. There is also a $50.00 administration fee to set up an account for any new calls to this line.
By calling me you agree to the above billing conditions. Your initial call today has generated a bill of $120.00 plus $15.60 HST. for a total of $135.60. Please remit payment within 30 days.
You can substitute your own rates or vary the language as you wish.Any company that does not like my rates, has the option to not call me.
annoying, I thought this was why we registered our numbers on the do not call list !
This was a marketing call from ASDE in Gatineau QC. They said they would send me a cheque to reimburse for cell time. We'll see!
Do what I did call 1-888-323-3651 tell them it would cost you more to photo copy and mail the bill and they will take your name and address and send you the money that way
I also just got a call from this number on my cell and I never gave them my number. I have no idea how they got it, Should this repeat, I will report officially.
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They called an elevator emergency line and their automated voice was blasting elevator users in the building. Pretty funny actually.
Same here !
Smoke signals are better
Got a call on my cell phone. I never get calls on that thing. I keep it around for snow storms.
I'm a Rogers cust. So now I guess they are selling our numbers, like Telus does.
To ASDE: Hey, if you want my opinion ---- PAY ME. You're getting paid to call me so share the wealth.
Decima called me a few weeks ago for a survey. I asked them how much they we're going to pay me for my opinion. They told me they we're not going to pay me so I told them I wouldn't answer and hung up.
i was in bamza with you/
my email: email@example.com
telemarketer... thanks to the others that posted here. i reside in canada as well.
I just received this call too
If it WERE such a call, they'd leave a message.
It doesn't matter how often you claim to be a survey company, you are in fact a predatory scam artist telemarketing illegally to cell phone numbers - at our cost.
When you say the market research industy is self-regulating, you come to the real problem in dealing with tele-fraud artists: there are no regulations protecting the public from people like you, and there needs to be.
When you say the industry subscribes to the highest standards, this suggests you either don't know how to read, haven't bothered to bone up on the history of your distasteful industry, or are intentionally lying. The body of evidence showing your industry to be involved in the most predatory of business practices targetting the most vulnerable in our communities is as vast and deep as the oceans.
Telus admits they sells active numbers. It's a money-maker. Complaining does no good; it will require CRTC action before Telus will pay attention.
Although I did not buy my cell at Best Buy, within days of having the phone activated, several Quebec-based telemarketing firms came a-callin'.
Active on the west coast this week: Another PQ-based scammer, only these cretins are calling cell phone numbers - at our expense. We know why most of the scam telemarketing calls about so-called surveys, lottery wins, free seven day cruises, credit card frauds, all originate from Quebec. Charest has agreed not to intervene, not to investigate, not to prosecute, as long as they don't target their fellow Quebecois. So the calls are all out of province and the provincial authorities look the other way.
Our only hope is that these scumbags stupidly target Americans because US authorities WILL take action.
I called the main number back as listed in the notes above. Got transferred to a 'Supervisor' then spent about 5 minutes bugging them with 'random' questions about how the system works (random sequence from automated dialers), legal issues (not illegal, as they are not selling), then tried to get the age and shoe size of the supervisor (didn't like that too much) - then we got my cell # removed from their list.