Received an invoice in the mail from Directdatapages.com 2 days after we just finished dealing with datasource411.com which just tried to pull the EXACT SAME scam on us.
One of our reps answered the phone, someone asked her if she could confirm or mailing address to send us out an invoice. She confirmed the address, that was the end of the call.
Week and 2 days later we receive a 2nd bill of the same sort for $739 taxes. I called them, was told they had a voice recording of us accepting the invoice. The voice recording is of my rep confirming our address to accept an invoice. There is no mention of a NEW SERVICE subscription. Just an address to send out our invoice. hmm
Apparently they claim that is a legal binding "verbal" contract to accept there invoice and service.
I didn't get to the point where they got to intimidate me, but it was going into the same direction as what I had just dealt with 2 days prior with this known scam outfit datasource 411.
They try an intimidation tactic, If we don't pay we'll be liable for interest charges and possible legal action. Everything is being voice recorded, those are serious alligations, this could be used against you etc... blah blah
They aren't targeting seniors, they're going under the radar and focusing on businesses that can write it off and chalk it up for a learning experience. And because they setup a store/web front, it's walking the fine line between black and white when it comes to getting the RCMP involved.
I requested our company be removed from there directory, that the invioce be deleted from there system as we didn't agree for there service and they've refused to do so.
Anyone who's experienced a scam like this, I recommend you contact the better business bureau, and then contact the Competition Bureau http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/epic/site/cb-bc.nsf/Intro? Open so they can open a case against these companies which have migrated from the USA to Canada with a scam that is no longer tolerated legally over there.
They are legally stealing money, hard one for the RCMP to combat... Need to go to your local MP's hit up our government for action against these companies. Harsh penalties & fines need to be put into place against these companies.
Kamloops, British Columbia