CK said: If you are receiving a call from this number, you should answer it at least once to see what newspaper they are trying to sell you. I received a number of calls from this number trying to sell me a subscription to the Toronto Star. I emailed the Toronto Star asking them to remove my phone number from their call lists at:
VPConsumerMarketing (at) thestar.ca
circmail (at) thestar.ca
and received a prompt response the next day:
Dear Mr. X
Please accept our apologies for the inconveniences this has caused you. Your telephone number has been added to the Toronto Star's DO NOT CALL list and the number communicated to all our call centers.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Thank you for contacting Toronto Star Circulation.
We understand that you have been contacted by phone regarding subscription offers pertaining to the Toronto Star, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please rest assured that we have added your telephone number to our ‘Do Not Call’ database. This should prevent any further contact by our telemarketing sources.
Should you ever wish to subscribe to the Toronto Star, please feel free to contact us via email at circmail (at) thestar.ca or by calling us at 1-800-268-9213 or 416-367-4500 (M-F 6am-5:30pm, & Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays 6am – 1pm). Any of our knowledgeable agents would be able to indicate delivery availability (days of the week delivery is available in your region) as well as pricing.
Toronto Star Circulation
Going this route may be more effective then actually trying to contact the telemarketer himself.
These are the punks doing this sh*t..give em a call back...
Be THEIR nightmare
E said: i missed the call from my cell, then phoned back from my house phone and all i heard was some crazy jazz music that played for over 10 mins. ??? wierd, thought it was girlfriend calling from spain, or maybe the central from her calling card. really wierd.
Mike said: This number calls me about 6 times a day. sometimes I answer it and sometimes I don't. either way, there's no one on the other end. Constantly leaving empty voicemail messages. I only have rogers cell phone service, I don't have cable internet or TV and I don't want it so I wish they would stop calling.
Sleepless As Usual said: I didn't answer, but called the number back, got a recording telling me to press "1" if I wish to removed from their call list. I did so, let's hope the calls stop.
I read elsewhere that these recorded calls mention something about Tea Parties around the nation.
Tan said: She said she was with customer service and needed our copier info. I asked her "what company are you with", she immediately ended the call. I called the number back, it doesn't ring, it beeps twice and that's it.
Brison said: These JERKS CALLED at 4:36 AM MONDAY MORNING!!!!!!!!!1
(GOT THAT?.... 4:36 IN THE MORNING!!) AND HUNG UP WHEN I ANSWERED.
Every time I have tried to call this number (at a reasonable hour), it has been "busy".