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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
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Dunn and Bradstreet | DUNN AND BRAD STREET |

dunnandbradstreet calls from 6 phone numbers:

416-581-1076 61285076600 703-726-3100 800-498-0170 800-864-7155 866-226-1906


(703) 726-3100

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June 14th, 2010 Ramona35HORNE

Different people in the world take the home loans from various banks, because it's simple and comfortable.

June 2nd, 2010 Lindsey21EUNICE 07 Netherlands

If you want to buy a house, you would have to get the mortgage loans. Furthermore, my brother usually uses a car loan, which supposes to be the most fast.

May 13th, 2010 FarrellSherry24 Netherlands

All people deserve good life and loans or commercial loan would make it better. Just because freedom is grounded on money.

February 19th, 2010 dontpissmeOFF AB Canada

Optima Communications International harasses the general public and calls on behalf of Scotia Life Financial. Once or twice a week ...........really makes me angry, someone should do something about this, I am on the NDNC list, Ilooked on the net and found contact names and numbers and figured i would call them and annoy them and bother them and make them angry just like they do to MMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

January 16th, 2010 TICKED NL Canada

I disagree, I at NO point ever gave Scotiabank my cell phone number to let people from there call centre harrass me with several calls in one week about things I have NO interest in. It is annoying and I did not give permission for this. Nor do I care to have any calls. I also, was away on business this week when they called oh about 6 times in ONE week, asking the same crap! I told them to take my name off their list as I am not interested and the girl just said she cant, well I dont agree with this and now I am going to get charged long distance rates due to answering these calls as I was expecting a call from another company in the Toronto area. I dont think my number to MY cell should be given out to anyone WITHOUT my permission, and I certainly did NOT give them permission to give it out to Telemarketers! I dont care if they are doing their job or not, I dont want them calling MY cell and racking up my bill when I have no interest in anything they say!

May 25th, 2009 theprovider ON Canada

i work as a telemarketers. we might be annoying but we're doing our part to improve the economy and we dont depend on social workers/ or UEI known as unemployment insurance.. you guys should stop critizing this people who works in telemarketng fields.. get a life guys.. might be annoying but we're people too...

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April 13th, 2009 Josef NY

D & B always calls claiming thatosmeone just ordered a credit report from them on my company.

All they want to do is sell you a service that you may or may not need - they tell you who made the request.

We have found that D & B does not verify the veracity of the information that they receive ffrom the companies that they rate and so we choose to not cooperate with them.

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April 7th, 2009 sickntired SC

this number called me 34 times in one day and not one voicemail. I had my phone on silent while at work, I answered it on the 32nd time and it was a collection center for nuvell financial... I was late with my payment but had made previous arrangements the week before. I again reminded the phillipino that I made arrangements and that I considered 32 calls in one day harrassment. I hung up and low and behold 15min later another call, then 10 minutes later another call. There should be law on how many times someone can call, and if so, leave a number that can be called back not some other business' phone number..

low life bottom feeders.

March 30th, 2009 PlaguedbyIdiots FL

Haven't answered but are on our second call today. they never leave a message and hang up on the recorder

March 5th, 2009 Jane Doe

This number is annoying! They call every 5 minutes on our cellphones!

February 26th, 2009 Amy ON Canada

Got a call and no one was there when I picked up the phone, I called the number back and got some BS recording saying that no one from this number called, and that it is not an outgoing number, that someone may have linked to it from outside or through a PBX phone system, and its not an incoming line where you can leave a message.
I then called Bell as the recording tells you to and they just told me to google it and try to find out...they googled it while I was on the phone and state it could be from Nuvel Auto Loans or Nuvel Credit but its not for sure....

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January 30th, 2009 HB TX

Caller immeidiately stated my business name and address then asked me to confirm. When I ask for identification of caller, I was again asked for confirmation of the information requested at the opening of the call. I would not provide confirmation but again requested identification of caller. I was told it was Dunn & Bradstreet wanting something (the caller spoke so fast I could not understand). I told caller this was a private number - the caller said they would make note of that in the file.

January 27th, 2009 LB CA

Called the number back and it's Dun and Bradstreet. The fellow who called could hardly speak English and wanted financial information regarding my winery. Did he really think I would be so stupid as to give out this information to an 866 number with a caller ID of Unavailable??

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January 22nd, 2009 J

Have reported to the BBB companies should not be allowed to do this!

January 22nd, 2009 Lisa

Believe its Nuvell trying to call unidetified.

January 17th, 2009 Betty

I calles this number back and the recording said they don't make out going calls and to get in touch with the phone company someone has their number and using it.

December 29th, 2008 RJF

On my cell phone caller ID i have been getting phone calls from 703.726.3100 once or twice a day fo the last 2 weeks. Does not leave a message. Did a reverse look-up and it indicates that it is from VA. Also called and got the same BS as everyone else about it not being a working number that accepts calls. Have placed the number on my block call list.

December 26th, 2008 SM OK

After some research I was able to determine that this number is probably coming from Nuvell Credit at this time.

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December 20th, 2008 lb CA

Didn't leave a message on the answering machine

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December 12th, 2008 a foster TX

they have called me seven times just today. i refuse to answer numbers i do not recognize and considering the comments below... i think i'll start blowing a whistle too. i also registered on the do not call list. so much for that. if this place is also the unavailable number that is calling me today then they have called me 11 times IN ONE DAY!

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December 9th, 2008 John

These idiots have called my business twice (so far) and I haven't been available to answer. They do not leave any voice-mail messages, which tells me that whomever they are, they are not above board.

November 10th, 2008 Ray Scheel TX

This rolled over from my home to my cell, hung up before I could answer, second time in a week they have called, and I've got both numbers on the Do Not Call list.

October 28th, 2008 Christina TX

called again today 5:40pm...did not answer it and allowed my message center to answer it.. they hung up when it answered..

October 24th, 2008 Christina TX

called and we answered .. could not understand the caller...we think she said something about being some sort of service offered...

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October 23rd, 2008 NDCL ON Canada

They just started calling me but if they are a Canadian company they only have a few more days. I registered for the National Do Not Call List and since I am not an existing client they cannot keep calling me once the list is updated. It takes 30 days from signing up for them to update their records. If your Canadian and want to register go to:


I highly recommend it to everyone if you want annoying phone calls to stop.

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October 6th, 2008 me

I blocked my number and called them back only to get a recording saying it's a company calling our numbers to get information to update their systems. If you do not want them to call back press one, then it prompts for your name, etc etc....

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August 6th, 2008 Oliver CA

Claim to be from Dunn and Bradstreet, want $500 to register my company or something. Sounds like a scam, guy with accent fumbling over words not what you'd except from a professional saleperson. Politely told them I wasn't interested an hung up.

July 30th, 2008 a Canada

very annoying. keeps on calling. I kinda got hint it was a telemarketer so I don't answer it

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July 22nd, 2008 min. PA

Outsourced caller using the name "Norman" called our office looking to confirm the address of our corporate office (not our location) and other data-farming questions. I figured he was one more magazine salesman, told him he had the wrong number, and hung up. He called back and claimed he was calling from Dun and Bradstreet and that they are updating their databases for their clients.
I'm not trying to direct general abuse to people that speak English as a second language, but his accent was particularly thick, and I find it ridiculous that any business would hire representatives that their clients can't even understand. I tell the caller that I can barely understand a word he is saying, so he turned up the phone's volume. I gave him the number for the corporate office.
He calls a third time several minutes later to complain about reaching voice mail! What a nuisance! I find it very doubtful that he is calling from D&B, whose callers one would think would at least be intelligible.

He had left a voice mail at the line on the corporate office from an untraceable number, but had left 800-498-0170 x25060 as his callback. All he said about the nature of his call was that he was calling from D&B to update business information.

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July 10th, 2008 anonymous ON Canada

They will not stop calling my cell phone, so I just called, and it says Optima has tried to contact you and could not. blah blah.. and it asks you to leave a message. so I did.. I pressed ramdom keys, over and over and over and over again.. I called back from a pay phone, which probably means they will start calling pay phones now too!!!! LMAO

July 8th, 2008 Paul

These idiots keep calling my cell phone,
Don't you wish someone had the guts to do something about these b*st*rds?

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June 16th, 2008 Tina

Called office phone. Caller ID states "Out of Area". Hanged up.

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June 12th, 2008 Dev CA

The "Do Not Call" posting above is apparently some kind of paid shill. He/she's posted the same response all over the place. Pathetic.

June 6th, 2008 Steven ON Canada

Caller is Optima Communications, and I left a very bad message for them not to call me again

June 4th, 2008 JDM Canada

Rang, hit my answering machine and hung up. Jerks - you already paid for the call you might as well leave a message. All telemarketers making cold/unsolicited calls should be hung, drawn and quartered. Can't wait for September for teh Canadian Do-Not-Call registry to go into effect. And www.ioptout.ca for the exceptions to that ruling.

May 27th, 2008 Do Not Call Canada

I was actualy looking for job info for the company and came accross these postings. Although telemarketing calls annoy me too, I

May 27th, 2008 Tanya BC Canada

Called me a few minutes ago, asking for me by name, as I did not recognize the number replied "she's not here" and they said they are from Scotiabank and would call back later. I tried calling the number and got a voice messaging system identfying themselves as Optimum Communications.

May 24th, 2008 MacGregrrrr QC Canada

These scum-sucking parasites phoned again today (Optima).
My goal is to find out their home phone numbers, and then phone them at approximately the same time they phone me.
(as they say, "turnabout is fair play")
Here's what my e-mails to them said:
1. Remove my home phone number from your database immediately, and confirm to me that you have completed this action.
2. I have filed a formal complaint with the CRTC, since you have not provided me with the option of replying to your voicemail and opting out of your parasitic harassment.
3. I look forward to contacting you at your residence during your leisure time (or better yet, at some disproportionately inconvient time when my phone call will disrupt your life and incovenience you as much as you have done so to me today) to discuss this further.

May 21st, 2008 L ON Canada

These calls are annoying and Im beyond p-off. I called back and machine says they are Optima Communications and I got to leave a message. Let just say when someone gets that message they are going to get an earfull. Lets see if they stop calling me.

May 21st, 2008 London Ont. ON Canada

Consistant calls some as often as every hour. I have answered and nothing from other end. I have called back and nothing. I would love to talk with someone and tell them in choice words to loose my number !!!!!!!!!

May 15th, 2008 Monica MI

Guy said that he was from Dun & Bradstreet. Wanted to update our company info. I told him that we do not give that information over the phone. He asked for my fax or e-mail address. I asked him to prove that he was from Dun & Bradstreet. He hung up on me.
Sounds like phishing to me.

April 22nd, 2008 Ana Canada

for about the past 4 weeks, I've been getting multiple calls from these people daily. They never leave a message and I never pick up when I see their number....except once and there was no answer. Thanks Chris, for the email addresses you've provided. I'm emailing them immediately.....and it won't be pretty

April 16th, 2008 mixbsd ON Canada

Since I started auto-fwd'ing this number to Direct Energy's 1-866-907-7260 number (which goes straight through to a live operator) they have started calling twice a day, almost every day.

April 10th, 2008 Moo Canada

I have a new policy for this based on the adds on TV, any number I recognize like this I answer and thank them for requesting my new mothly invoicing service, and will be sending monthly invoices to their registered address. The monthly fee for this service is $300 and that I appreciate them initiating this business relationship.

April 10th, 2008 The Man

Ive never recieved a call from them yet, Im hopeing to soon

April 10th, 2008 mixbsd ON Canada

This time claiming to be calling from Direct Energy. Wanted to speak with another member of the family and would not deal with me.

April 5th, 2008 mixbsd ON Canada

10AM on a Saturday morning - mouth-breathers.

April 5th, 2008 Home BC Canada

I received many calls from 416-581-1076 , but the other person did not want to speak.

March 27th, 2008 North Texas

Calls increasing to our business phone daily; who ever it is chickens out and hangs up after I say my greeting. They are lucky....because I will chew them a new one.

March 22nd, 2008 Don Macleod ON Canada

The president of the company -- if you want to call it a company -- is Don Macleod. Should you wish to leave him a message, simply call 416 581 1236 and when prompted, push 1 for the company directory. You will be asked to spell his name

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March 18th, 2008 teri NC

these idiots call our work number, want to "update information" say they are with Dunn & Bradstreet, what the #@*%!!

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March 14th, 2008 cb ON Canada

Its direct energy

March 12th, 2008 John B ON Canada

With all the various comments.. it does sound like a phishing scam. Leave no details and block your number if you try to contact them. Aside from that - they need to be reported to the right authorities to be checked out.

March 5th, 2008 Tim ON Canada

I called the number back and got their answering machine saying they are a contact center and sorry to inconvenience me. I left a message stating that they need to stop calling, when they do call it is just dead air and they leave dead air on the answering machine as well. I told them if I receive another call from them I would be contacting the better business bureau as well as the police as this is harassment. Hopefully this will stop their calls!!!

February 21st, 2008 Richard SK Canada

I keep getting calls from these guys and every time it happens I ask to be removed from their list becuse it costs me long distance charges, and they pay no heed. Last night I told them I was going to complain to Scotiabank and then invoice the bank for each call, ($50) for the inconvenience. If that doesn't work I'll find the old dog whistle and make some eardrums bleed. They simply wil NOT listen.

February 19th, 2008 Ladouceur ON Canada

Called the ph# back and get recording it is Optima telemarketing, unable to remove our phone number from call list, and unable to leave a message because the mailbox of "user" is full. Very annoying, we get this at least 4-5 times a day and there is never anyone on the line when we answer.

January 16th, 2008 Chris L DC

Have received a couple of calls on my cell phone from this number. Didn't answer and they never leave a message.

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January 9th, 2008 Howard HI

I received this call today... I answer, then once I get past the awkward pauses and noises from the automatic dialer I get an Indian sounding woman asking if this is

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January 9th, 2008 Rob Canada

I was called often from 416-581-1076 when I had a land line about a variety of products, services, surveys, polls, etc... Then I got a cell phone with a different number and the calls ceased. After about 6 months I was in Scotia Bank and they changed my phone number on my account. The next day the calls began again.
I'm going to really make a fuss at Scotia Bank, cancel my account and report this to the Better Business Bureau. I suggest you do the same within the parameters of your situation, you guys must also have a similarity to this. Some institution you deal with is selling or maybe even paying to add your phone number to Optima Communications calling list which is a telemarketing operation.
The president of Optima is Don MacCleod, I'm attempting to get his phone number which I will post here. I'm also looking into a script for Skype which will auto dial 416-581-1076 relentlessly and I'll post that here as well. And I'm going to get TV and Radio news to look into this as well as make it the topic of call in talk shows. Do the same.
Whatever you do, do not answer 416-581-1076 calls or present any direct feedback to them or you'll just get more annoying calls.
With some solidarity we can put an end to this. Its BS and theres supposed to be a law against it in Canada.

January 8th, 2008 MagiCity AL

Called twice this week. Claims they are with Dunn & Bradstreet and wants to send me information so I can get corporate credit. She told me she was with D&B. I asked "do you work DIRECT with D&B or are you a sub-contractor or third party vendor???". She insisted she is with D&B in the Toronto satellite office. I told the "Indian-Canadian" I pay cash for all business expenses and this has worked for 9 years just fine. She did not get the concept and kept telling me there were two companies interested in doing business with me recently so "it is recommended I update my information".

What a bogus pile of crap. So much for being on the "Do Not Call List"!

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January 7th, 2008 Abbott WA

Morons called yet again only this time rambled on and on to my obviously computer voice answering machine, then repeated "Hello, hello" about 20 times before finally hanging up. Can't these losers get lives and real jobs? Or at least read the damn Do Not Call list I wonder why I bothered signing up for?

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January 5th, 2008 Pamela ON Canada

Even after I asked them to take my name off of their call list, they continued to call right at supper time. I fixed them!!! The last time they called, I answered the phone and waited until someone started talking and I asked them to hold. I put the call on mute (I can hear them, but they can't hear me) and I made them hold. I could hear the beep if someone called in because I have call waiting on my line. After about 45 minutes, they hung up and didn't call again! This is how I deal with all telemarketers that just don't get it when you tell them not to call back again.

January 4th, 2008 Mike

Yeah, they called again this evening. Just rang a few times, then stopped. No message left. The new "do not call" list will be very welcome for morons like this.

December 29th, 2007 kasia BC Canada

unknown name, can not trace via reverse directory search. I hope I don't have this call anymore. They call my cell number...

December 28th, 2007 CLT CO

Hangs up as soon as I answer. 4 times in the last 2 weeks. Shows as Out of Area on caller ID.

December 13th, 2007 cc Canada

I did not pick up, and did not leave any message either.

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December 13th, 2007 ed FL

getting calls every several days at 10:30 am roughly. today call came 10:37 CST. didn't answer will report them to the do not call people

December 6th, 2007 Abbott

No message, and I didn't pick up. Before their stupid call even ended, I was in here reading everyone's input. Idiots. (not you, them!)

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December 5th, 2007 KJS NY

Called me again today. Sent an email to info@optima.net to take me off your list. What is exactly the law in Canada regarding telemarketers?

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December 4th, 2007 GR CA

Wanted to get business details to update their database.

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December 4th, 2007 KJS NY

Did not say anything once I picked up. I hung up the phone.

November 30th, 2007 Tom ON Canada

Caller claimed to be from Scotiabank. Called on number under which I am NOT listed yet had my name. Told him I am not buying whatever he is selling and hung up on him.

November 30th, 2007 Anna ON Canada

I've received a multiple phone calls from this caller for several weeks now. No one answers. I live in the 905 area, and the ID is from Toronto. Can we get the police involved since this seems like a ubiquitous issue and many people are being pestered?

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November 30th, 2007 Rosie IL

calls my business line everyday. Have no idea who this is.

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November 29th, 2007 Tom ON Canada

Answering machine picked up - noone there. Silence, then hangup.

November 27th, 2007 M NS Canada

I got a call from them also but did not answer. However, they have a website and LOL you cannot copy the text of their contact info. www.optima.net This is the link though. I suggest those of you in that area make many calls to them and barrage their azzes with annoying calls.

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November 26th, 2007 Tucson AZ

They called me again today 11/26. She identified her company as Dun and Bradstreet. As soon as I answered the phone with our business name she rattled on, "Is this so and so on this street, city, state?" I just said everything is the same do not call here again. They'll call again. They always do.

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November 14th, 2007 gail OH

Proclaimed to be from Dun & Bradstreet. Foreigner that I could barely understand.

November 13th, 2007 Chris BC Canada

Sent the following message to the email contacts listed
Please remove the # ------------------- from your database I am on a DO NOT CALL LIST if I receive another call from you company I will be filing a complaint with the appropriate authorities and the privacy commissioner.

Don MacLeod
Tel: 416-581-1236 x2229

Craig O'Brien
Program Manager
Tel: 416-581-1236 x2259
Elizabeth Sedlacek
Business Unit Director
Tel: 416-581-1236 x2224

George Tassis
Business Unit Director
Tel: 416-581-1236 X2234

November 10th, 2007 angry in london ON Canada

This darned number calls me multiple times a day. Today, Saturday they called 6, yes 6 times. No one is there when I pick up, and they don't leave a message, but make sure to leave 5 or so seconds before they hang up so I get to delete it. If I ever get to speak with someone, I will demand to be removed from the list-- it is illegal for telemarketers to not remove you once you say that. If I get one more phonecall after that, I am going to figure out a way to report it to the BBB... This is harassment for gawd's sake. RRRRR!!!!

November 8th, 2007 Dan ON Canada

Same deal.

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November 7th, 2007 fe MD

lady just starting saying is this..(comapany name)and then the address and phone.
I asked her whos is this?
she said: is that(company, address, phone)
but she does not answer my question and I hung up!
I will file a compalint in NDC again....

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November 4th, 2007 Keith ON Canada

I like VOIP from Primus, as I can now block this number, they will not bother me again. I don't work for Primus, but this is great, I'm blocking out the calls one by one on the Primus TalkBroadband Portal myself. I am able to add names to unknown numbers so I know who is calling. Instead of ignoring all calls that come in a dinner time, I can answer if I have the name.

October 24th, 2007 Shar

My call was from Optima something. I've also been called from this same number and it's Dun and Bradstreet. Hung up as soon as I answered. I called back and got a recorded message.

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October 17th, 2007 rebekah

Dunn & Bradstreet wanting to update our free listing. Told her we don't want to be updated and please stop calling. She politely ended the call saying she would do so.

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October 15th, 2007 cc CO

Calling Optima directly doesnt get your number removed right away. File a complaint to CRTC does.

October 3rd, 2007 FraudSlayer

200-144 Front street
Toronto,ON M5J 2ct
(416) 581-1236

At present the BBB does not have a full report on Optima. They provide telemarketing services.

October 3rd, 2007 FraudSlayer

If you think you are a victim of a scam please file complaints with the FTC (www.ftc.com) and BBB (www.bbb.org). Give them the name of the company which you believe scammed you. Phonebusters in Canada is also helpful.
BEWARE of any are code that originates in Canada, especially the area code "514" - many, many scams coming out of north of the US boarder.

October 3rd, 2007 Patricia ON Canada

I get several calls a day but don't answer cause they've never left a message. I've blocked this phone number

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September 28th, 2007 j from nj NJ

this is definately dunn & bradstreet. i have asked them several times this year to stop calling us & the 'foreign' gentleman explained that they do not fall under the government's 'do-not-call' regulaltion. i explained to him that he is tying up my business line when customers could be calling & not to call back again. he apologized for the inconvenience & hung up. i am sure they will call again :)

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September 21st, 2007 Heather ON Canada

I have had three calls from this number today, it hangs up just after I say hello, what is strange is I'm in the 613 area code.

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September 21st, 2007 Karen VA

this number calls us all the time, ID says "Toll Free

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September 19th, 2007 Jim Mc GA

did some research on unsolicited phone calls from Canada an got a link for govt. Public Safety (RCMP)safecanada.ca. The advise contacting an organization called "phonebusters" at www.phonebusters.com
The url for safecanada.ca is: www.safecanada.ca

September 17th, 2007 Annoyed

They call constantly, I called back and it was in French. ATT-T call block won't work on this number. I put them in my phonebook with an annoying ring so I won't answer.I'm not paying long distant especially international charge to call from N.C..

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September 14th, 2007 janet

called and put me on hold. then Tony answered and I hung up...now they know how I feel!!!!!

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September 13th, 2007 LB NS Canada

Got two calls from this number on my cell. Just don't bother answering. I can only hope they will stop calling.

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September 12th, 2007 Bryan FL

Someone from Dunn and Brad Street called my company too. There was alot of background noise like it was a big call center. The guy didn't speak clearly and asked about our location; i didn't trust him.

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September 11th, 2007 Gary WI

called the number back and it said D&B. i told them that i want my number off of thier list, and if i get another call i will turn it over to the National do-not-call-list people.

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September 7th, 2007 Amy

Optima Communications International, 144 Front Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416-581-1236

Ok... so the past 4 days I have received on average 3 calls a day. I am in NB, Canada and everytime I answer (my darn cell phone) they hang up. I'm pasting the information of their phone number so you can call them back. Do not press zero as it goes to some general mailbox. Press 1 and it says to key in a contacts last name. Poor guy, only one Smith. So if you type in Smith, it actually goes to someone, Carlton Smith or something and I left him a message. I plan on calling him DAILY until they remove my name!!!

September 7th, 2007 Joanne ON Canada

Just called the 416-581-1236 number. Press 0.
This is the main number that is used for telemarking.
The girl on the other end of the phone said she knew about this site. Offered to take my number, to take off the list. Just think it cost me long distance charges to do it.

September 7th, 2007 Joanne ON Canada

Yes, I have been receiving these calls for the last few days. Same number. I believe it is a company that is being paid to test the time people are home.
Be very careful who you give your number out to. Even personal checks that have phone numbers, to pay bills. The phone numbers are sold to these companys.
And they make money by pestering us.

September 4th, 2007 dt Canada

keep getting these phone calls from this number. picked up once and it was from Scotiabank doing a "courtesy call" - ie: trying to sell me something. very annoying

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August 30th, 2007 Martha TX

I have received 2 or 3 calls from this # over the past week or so. I called it back & it said it was DNB or D&B. They called me yesterday, & I answered & a woman who sounded like she African American from the south asked me if I was Mrs. so & so. I asked her what she wanted, & she hung up the phone on me. Then someone called back today again.

August 30th, 2007 Barbara NJ

For weeks now a call has been coming in from 866-226-1906 about 9:-9:30 most mornings & sometimes twice a day. When picked up, no one responds - when not answered, no message left.

August 30th, 2007 Jason SC

Even though I requested they stop calling me yesterday, they called again this morning. I might just invest in an auto-dialer and have it call them all day long.

August 29th, 2007 JEFF


August 29th, 2007 CKD

They call every day, several times per day, and hang up on my answering/screening machine. No caller ID. Based on this page, seeing that it is D&B, i called today and requested to be put on their 'exclusion' / do not call list.

Even the supervisor i spoke to says she gets the same rude hangups at her home. Says it's an automatic dialer. This ought to be outlawed. Ridiculous intrusion.

I have done no business with D&B, and have no reason to provide them with information.

August 29th, 2007 Jeff

They call my business and when I answer they hang up. Caller doesn't say a word could be a computer calling!!!

August 28th, 2007 Karen CA

I just double checked caller ID, and see they've called me four times in August. Darn, DNB will sometimes lock your file if you don't pay their CS reps money for your biz listing.

August 28th, 2007 Karen CA

They called and hung up when machine answered. If this was DNB, they have commission-based sales people that are very aggressive, so I expect them to call me again.

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August 28th, 2007 Ken CA

This is a call centre for several companies. They leave no message and no one answers on the other end. I believe it may be some kind of "war dialer" looking for fax machines. They will blanket an area for several days / weeks until they have sufficient data, then move on.

(866) 226-1906

August 28th, 2007 Jason SC

Called the number back and it's Dun and Bradstreet. They wanted to update my business information and I simply requested that they stop calling me.

August 27th, 2007 chuck FL

Person left no message. Just paused a few seconds and hung up.

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August 24th, 2007 Sue PA

PA. Just received a call. Didn't pick up because I didn't recognize the no. They left no message.

August 23rd, 2007 ARG BC Canada

Confirmed Optima telemarketer.

These are their own office numbers:

I just used these numbers on every possible internet survey. See how they'll like it that their office phone ring all the time.

August 23rd, 2007 Vancouver BC Canada

Getting this 4 days in a roll now. Dead silent. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow and wait a bit longer and give whoever on the phone a piece of my mind. I know the phone person is just doing their job but this is lame. It's my cellphone that they kept calling!

August 21st, 2007 P.I. retired Canada

that # belongs to optima communications international inc. 144 front st.w. toronto suite 200, M5J 2L7
416 581 1236P
416 581 8878F

(866) 226-1906

August 21st, 2007 heather NM

Seen this # on caller ID, at my place of work. Did not answer call just let it ring

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August 21st, 2007 me Canada

I wish this asshole would quit. What a jerk!

August 21st, 2007 Tom BC Canada

I got this call for saying they are Sears card calling, then they just hang up say they will call another time, Don't know what the hell they are doing, may be just check if I will pick up my phone, I'm in BC canada

August 15th, 2007 Kat B FL

I received a call from this number today then came to this website after doing a search. I went to the website optima.net called their other number 416-581-1236 pressed 0 for the operator and told them to stop calling me. They took my number and said they would put me on their do not call list. We will see about that. Leaving this message on this forum should be some sort of proof that I requested to be removed. :-)

(866) 226-1906

August 15th, 2007 Crystal

Caller ID says 800 Service; no message left.

(800) 498-0170

August 14th, 2007 Paul CA

Received call this morning on our general number asking for the company president (who was unavailable). Claimed to be Dunn and Bradstreet confirming our information. I provided general information but would not provide details on company board, investors, and financials. I can't find the number on any search engines. The nature of calls seem very similar to the comments listed for 703-726-3100.

(416) 581-1076

August 10th, 2007 RJP NY

Call and hang up. Leaves no message.

(866) 226-1906

August 8th, 2007 robert CA

Caller ID unavailable. Man w/heavy accent doesn't ID himself or his company. States MY ph# & address and asks me to confirm! I ask who is calling..Says they provide info for businesses..then quickly starts asking questions about my annual income. I say I don't give out that info...he simply starts talking over me by asking more questions about household income.......he will not answer any of my questions!..I just hang up!

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August 8th, 2007 Moe Canada

Got this call, tried reversephonedirectory.com but they did not return any hits (for free) then found this site. Answers from others seem to be accurate, as they did not leave a message so they must be telespammers.

(866) 226-1906

August 7th, 2007 kim

call, leave no message, just hang up.

(703) 726-3100

August 4th, 2007 Chuck MI

This is D&B soliciting unconfirmed info about businesses to use against the business. Then they tell the business it will cost $300 to find out a list of who gave info. Crooks.

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August 2nd, 2007 p QC Canada

Scotiabank, for life insurance...

August 2nd, 2007 Dan BC Canada

It was HBC credit card. New protection thing another $0.99 per hundred.

July 31st, 2007 K CA

Yes i just got one today too!

(866) 226-1906

July 31st, 2007 vee WA

Called ID says unavailable. No message lest on answering machine.

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July 31st, 2007 T BC Canada

Caller ID shows ONTARIO, calls every week, mid-day west-coast time

July 25th, 2007 ncg AB Canada

Today I learnt that my visa was used in toronto area, then I checked my phone to seen who had called *I was out of town*.....and there it was a number from the area my visa was used in. How convinent?!

July 25th, 2007 Tony CA

A few calls on my cell when I could not answer. No message. I think attaching the number to 'do not answer' phone book entry was great.

July 23rd, 2007 JP BC Canada

I've been called 4 times now, every time I picked up the phone, no one answers. So from now on, I'll put them into the phone book, set ringer as silent. Let them talk to the answering machine.

July 13th, 2007 ej

No message left. We live in Texas.

July 4th, 2007 lf AB Canada

got the call delayed response, hung up

June 30th, 2007 Chuck Canada

Want to get back at these or ant pain in the rump telemarketers--first of all a computer usually calls you wait to get transferred to a human then grab a whistle and blow hard (a fox 40) available at a sports store works great

June 28th, 2007 chasity

they call my work number 2 times daily for bout month now i called it back got machine and left them a message if they were trying to reach me then quit hanging up but next day pick it up and get hung up on grrrrrrrrrrrrr

June 26th, 2007 John NY

Received a call from this number, with a hang up. No voice at the other end.
Returned the call and Optima Communications International answered the phone with a recorded message.
Their website,

June 26th, 2007 M.N. LA

I took t.m.'s advice and called them (416) 581-1236(office number), and told them I am on a "Do not call" list and if they did not take my number off their list I would report them. The woman who answered said they would take my number off right away...we will see!

June 25th, 2007 D.L CA

Keeped calling and no response.

June 19th, 2007 Lee NV

Got a call this AM, when I said hello there was no response.

June 19th, 2007 theresa Canada


really annoying !!!!

June 14th, 2007 Amy CA

Someone from this number just called, but I didn't answer and they left no message. I called it back and it was from that Optima Communications. I left a message demanding that they remove me from their call list immediately. Let's see if they listen. We have VONAGE and are in Ontario CANADA, but my husband recieves these calls on his cell all the time. How do we get them to stop calling?

June 14th, 2007 scott zucker CA

This is so annoying. I got a call from this number, did a little research, and went to the following link:www.optima.net there's a number there and you can speak to the operator to have her take your name and number off of their list.

June 13th, 2007 T.m. ON Canada

call "Optima Communications" @ 1(416) 581-1236(office number), and tell them to take your number off their call list. Legally they must take your number off.

June 12th, 2007 che Canada

same thing for me. ignore!

June 9th, 2007 Eric Canada

A lady called on the behalf of Scotia bank, I told her not to call back again and that we were not interested. It's the second call I get from telemarkerter today and both add realy poor sound quality, a lot of background noise. It does look realy squetchy!!

June 7th, 2007 Quebec ON Canada

A lady called asking to sell insurance on a Credit.

May 17th, 2007 Al NY

Missed this call. Caller didn't left any messages.

May 16th, 2007 Kim

This number is Optima Communications International in Canada. I emailed them at info@optima.net and told them to take me off their call list.

May 16th, 2007 Does Not Matter MO

Claimed they were with D&B and wanted $500 to update our credit rating. As far as I know, the real D&B does not charge. They've called us before...sent me an email from so and so @optima.net. Looked up their website - very vague. Has scam written all over it.

May 11th, 2007 M NS Canada

Answered a call from this number. The person said I pre-approved for life insurance (???) from Scotia Bank. I live in Canada but have an American cell phone number.

May 8th, 2007 Montreal PQ QC Canada

It was Fido, the phone company (Rogers)

April 27th, 2007 MP

416-581-1076 Caller ID says "unknown". 416 is Toronto. I think it is Duns & Bradstreet. 3x's today hung up and wouldn't leave a message. The person I spoke to earlier this week from D&B was annoying.

April 24th, 2007 Janet DC

Message left on my business line from this number claiming they need a credit profile for my company. Left an 866 number to call back. I don't think so!

April 21st, 2007 jo Canada

I am receiving calls from this number on my cell phone.

April 20th, 2007 416-581-1076 AB Canada

Didn't answer, did not leave a message. I have been receiving numerous scam phone calls recently and hang ups from outside my area and toll free numbers.

April 19th, 2007 Matt Canada

Called me too. French Woman looking for me at my parents house, I guess its the same # thats on my visa information.

I was not home but she promptly hung up after my mom said I was not in.

April 19th, 2007 Anne NS Canada

only called once but don't know who it is.

April 19th, 2007 jim BC Canada

CID showed this number today... didn't answer it.
TIP: most telemarketers use an autodialer that connects the call to a live operator only if the called party answers and the system detects a "hello" twice. this screens out most non-live recipients. if there is no operator to connect to it just disconnects and puts it back into the queue to try again later.

April 18th, 2007 Smilin Bob

Caller speaks Engrish and claims to be from Dun & Bradstreet. Claim that they want to go over my credit report with me.

April 15th, 2007 Rob VA

VM box is full for a reason. We are not supposed to phone back.

I found their VM boxes full when I tried to call back, so I went to the website.

I have an idea....apply for a job via the website www.optima.net (click on 'careers') then leave them your 'audition'.

FILL UP THEIR VM WITH YOUR DISPLEASURE. I take a special sort of grim satisfaction in this, because this isn't the first time my unlisted number has been pegged.

It was EASY to track down the source.

I have a Scotiabank VISA, so maybe thats why they called, but they did not leave a message. Any reputable company would do so.

April 11th, 2007 Meg NS Canada

Showed up as a missed call on my cell phone (no message left)

(703) 726-3100

March 30th, 2007 tb

Called and hung up

March 27th, 2007 Chuck MI

It's Dunn & Brad Street not checking the "Do Not Call List". These people are soliciting. If you get involved with them they are nothing more than crooks who take your money. Never answer any of their questions. They are using fake caller ID's.

March 26th, 2007 Paul NC

SCAM-SCAM-SCAM. If you call the number they say they do not originate any calls from that number and to call you local Bell operating company to lodge a formal complaint. Tell them you have contacted federal authorities and they will leave you alone.

March 24th, 2007 Trixie GA

Someone mentioned eBay and internet domain registration. I have both an eBay business and a registered domain name, although no website developed yet. There is no official "business" so they are calling my home phone number. I have never answered when they call.

(416) 581-1076

March 23rd, 2007 Tom ME

I received a call from this number (416) 581-1076 today from a guy who claimed to be from Dun & Bradstreet. He stated that my company lacked sufficient credit references and that if I paid him $199 (by credit card, over the phone) he'd see to it that my company had its references in order with a "D&B investigation." he said that if I attempted to do this on the D&B website it would cost me $600 instead of $199. I told that I was a police officer and that I'd NEVER give out a credit card number to an unsolicited phone caller. I wonder if D&B knows about this scam.

March 23rd, 2007 John Doe QC Canada

Asked for me by name ( first and last ) told them wrong #, no one here by that name, as i do with all telemarketers ...

(703) 726-3100

March 23rd, 2007 J

they call probably 3-4 times a week. I pick up and they hang up.

March 23rd, 2007 CP

they call about 4 times a day, and hang up every time.

(416) 581-1076

March 22nd, 2007 Pete AB Canada

Likewise, received a call this afternoon. They stayed on long enough for my voicemail to kick in but all I heard in the message was a click

(703) 726-3100

March 21st, 2007 Wahoo Library NE

This number calls here every day and hangs up as soon as we answer. This is getting very annoying. Please stop calling.

March 20th, 2007 P. A.

Have got calls from this number twice in the past two days. When I answer an asian woman asks if this is the number for Judy and someone else's business. I say, you have the wrong number. Then she says is this a residential number or business. I don't tell her (that's none of her business). I then hang up on her..

March 20th, 2007 daber VA

Got a call and no one was there when I picked up the phone, I called the number back and got some BS recording saying that no one from this number called, and that it is not an outgoing number, that someone may have linked to it from outside or through a PBX phone system, and its not an incoming line where you can leave a message.

(416) 581-1076

March 17th, 2007 Shelly QC Canada

I received a call from this number today (Saturday). It reached my answering machine and hung up without leaving a message. On the phone it says 'Long Distance' ' Unkown caller'. I am in Quebec, Canada.

(703) 726-3100

March 16th, 2007 Nick Robison

Caller ID said read "unavailable", calls two or three times per day, when I ask if someone is there I get no response.

(416) 581-1076

March 16th, 2007 Kay ON Canada

This number stems from Optima Communication International. Anyone can hire them to send a message if they do not want to send it from their personal number etc...People like my ex who want to get in touch with me via an alternate route and leave me harrassing and threatening messages. Call the company back and tell them to have your number removed from their database and to never contact your number again.

March 15th, 2007 danny Canada

a missed call, never know this number.

(703) 726-3100

March 14th, 2007 Nora HI

This number harasses us about 2-3 times a week. They called us at 3AM last week and this morning they called at 2AM!!

(416) 581-1076

March 13th, 2007 Kim Canada

I don't know who's number this is

March 12th, 2007 cs

called me in the afternoon on my cell, left no message when I didn't answer.

March 12th, 2007 Chris Peterson WA

03/12/2007- I also received a call from this number today but no message left.

Apparently caller remains unknown. I should have answered then I could have identified (probably solicitor).

March 12th, 2007 John CT

Hangs up as soon as I pick up the phone.

(703) 726-3100

March 12th, 2007 Lisa MD

This number has called several times in the past week - always in the morning & has not left any voice mail messages. When I called this number back, they said this number does not accept calls & may have been "spoofed" by someone. Very suspicious!

(416) 581-1076

March 12th, 2007 John PA

Just started getting called by this one. Quick busy signal after 3 seconds of connect time.

March 9th, 2007 DD ON Canada

Asked if I was home and I said Im sorry she's not here right now is there a message. They replied no i call again thanks and they hung up. Lots of noise in the background like a communication centre or something.

March 9th, 2007 Toronto07 ON Canada

Just got a call today... missed the call they didn't leave a message. Weird!

March 9th, 2007 Steve

MANY calls - hung up when answered. Got one live one--they said it's DUN&BRADSTREET

March 7th, 2007 toronto ontario CA

I just got a call from this number and so I called it back. There was a message saying that they are Optima Canada and they apologize for any inconvenience if they called and couldnt reach you. Then it lets you leave a message if you want. Weird.

March 6th, 2007 Steve Canada

Just got called by these guys a few minutes ago. Didn't answer because I've gone through the immediate hang-up routine from these humps before.

March 6th, 2007 Joe CA

I received this call more than 10 times, never an answer.

(703) 726-3100

March 2nd, 2007 Lu AZ

called 1:30 p.m. 2/22/07 and caller ID was Ashburn, VA. No msg. Given what I read here, I'm glad I wasn't home to receive call

March 2nd, 2007 Ralph CO

The caller said they were with Dunn & Bradstreet. They gave me some information about my company and they said they wanted to update my file. I said I would call them back and the gave me 1-800-234-3867 as their #. I called the 800 # & it was Dunn & Bradstreet. They said they didn't need to update my file and I gave them the information above and told them that they should check it out.

March 2nd, 2007 Cliff OH

Has called multiple times, does not leave a message.

(416) 581-1076

March 1st, 2007 Rascal BC Canada

American Express balance payment insurance. Vancouver, BC March 1/07