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Call Janice Barnhart @ 972.387.5555. Tell her to take your # off of her list. I filed a harrasment complaint with the Texas Atty. General Office for all the hang ups.
kat 666
 Nov 24th, 2008
It came up on caller ID as MARKTREND RESRC. They have only called once that I can see. I didn't answer and it only rang about 3 times.
kris
 Jul 10th, 2008
Called on a sunday at 1:23 p.m.
brandi
 Apr 27th, 2008
been getting this call from 'British Columbia' for the past few days. Even 10 pm on a sunday!

gah!
okwes
 Apr 23rd, 2008
Received the call last night around 1930HRS; my caller id show Prince George BC; no message was left
Jay
 Apr 09th, 2008
Got a call from the above number yesterday. I wasn't home & no message was left. Glad I have Selective Call Rejection as I will be selectively rejecting this number from annoying me in the future!
TJ
 Apr 04th, 2008
My husband has done surveys on line for Synovate but this is the first time they have called. He just got a check from them.
Donna
 Jan 19th, 2008
01/18/2008 Did not answer my phone. Caller ID showed Prince George, B.C. Did not leave a voice message.
AL MADDING
 Jan 19th, 2008
*Reminder: Even if your number is registered, companies with which you do business may continue to call you. So may charities, political organizations, and telephone surveyors*

So much for the DNC list eh!?
exsynovater
 Jan 14th, 2008
If you can you should pick up the phone and tell them what I just said cause if you don't you will just be tossed right back into the dialer and will be called over and over and over again. Same thing goes for if you just hang up on them they toss your number right back into the dialer. I hope this was of some help to you wonderful people who get harrassed by telemarketers.... P.S. When they try to re-butt Just tell them "I'm not interested in doing this and to please take my name off your list "PERMANENTLY" Make sure you tell them don't just take me off your list for this particular call I want it gone from "ALL" other surveys as well."
exsynovater
 Jan 14th, 2008
Synovate is a Market Research Company theres no scam that I know of within this company, just people looking for your unpaid opinions. Personally I think All calls made should have some sort of reward or something but they don't usually offer anything. I did many types of surveys for Synovate and what I didn't like about this company was they try to force you to do a survey by just jumping right into the survey without even asking your permission to do so that really annoyed the heck outta me. I really would like to thank all the nice people who I actually got to speak with it really made my job easier and I didn't get a new butthole chewd if I didn't make PR. However for those of you people who may have hung up on me I don't blame you at all as I know what it's like to be hassled at home esp. after working all day. No offence was taken with regards to people hanging up on me. If these people at Synovate are doing their job "CORRECTLY" all you have to do is simply say I'm not interested in doing this and to please take my name off your list "PERMANENTLY" Make sure you tell them don't just take me off your list for this particular call I want it gone from "ALL" other surveys as well.
exsynovater
 Jan 14th, 2008
I never answer any call from numbers that I don't know who they are. This number has called at least 3 times in the past 2 weeks and I have filed a complaint to the FCC each time, hopefully they will do something about it.Our number is unlisted and on the do not call list.
John
 Dec 29th, 2007
How are they getting around the Do Not Call list? I've received 10 calls from this number in the past 3 weeks
Julie
 Dec 22nd, 2007
Caller hung up on third ring.
Marie
 Oct 19th, 2007
It says "Synovate" on my CallerID. I am pissed cause they called before 8AM PST
Ben
 Oct 16th, 2007
Called the number back and was told to call 1-866-320-4607 for further info. Called this number and was promptly asked if I wanted removed from the call list. We'll see if it actually works.
Scott
 Oct 08th, 2007
I've been receiving calls from 2506497428 and would be fine if they weren't calling between 2am-4am. I would also be happy if they would actually answer when I pick up the phone, since they don't I can't ask them to remove my numbers. This has been going on for a little over 3 months. I now have a Siemens phone which can automatically shut the ringer off at a given time and start it back at another time.
Jeremy
 Sep 28th, 2007
The company calling is Synovate - a perfectly legitimate survey company. I've participated for more than a decade in surveys in the mail, on the internet and over the phone. I'm on the DNC and don't have an issue with this sort of call. If I'm not interested in participating in a particular survey, I just tell them I don't have time and hang up. If you aren't interested in participating in surveys - TELL them! They will remove your number from thier system.
Will99
 Sep 22nd, 2007
To inform all those curious The reason Synovate and other Research firms are able to call you regardless of being on the DNC list is due to the fact that research is exempt from the DNC list. it does not apply to companies such as this.
Will Miller
 Sep 22nd, 2007
I work for this company. We do not sell anything and yes if you ask to be taken off the list, you are taken off. If not you can expect more calls.
LINDA
 Sep 20th, 2007
this is a market research firm and will never sell you anything that is why they are exempt from the dnc lists however if wait for silly little person to say hello and then tell them politly to put you on there dnc list they will do this for you as it is company policy if dont pick up or dont wait for them to talk they will keep calling you the so called "hook switch bypass" is nothing more than some wanabe atf agent trying to impress some people with fancy lingo this is a large research firm that uses computor programs to dial # and silly little people trying to make a living and keep the bills paid
just a worker
 Sep 19th, 2007
I have gotten 3 calls this week from this number. They don't leave a message and the call ID reads: Prince,George BC
Debbie
 Sep 15th, 2007
Market Research. ugggh. I called 866-320-4607 to be removed from their calling list. Crossing my fingers that it works. Sick of their calls.
Helen
 Sep 13th, 2007
My caller ID came up with the number, also said "british Columbia." No message left. Today was the first time I got this number on ID
Mike
 Sep 10th, 2007
Just answered my phone(i usually don't),caller id had 250-649-7428 and he said he was doing a survey on health care. At the end of the survey, he asked for zip code(yes, i gave it to him)(dumb) and first name only. He could of got the information just by my phone number he called, by googling. The more I have thought of it,I should have not answered. Now I will wait to see if anything strange goes on or that I am now at the top of their list for surveys. I know these calls are coming from BC, but if the parent company is behind this and is in the US can't they be held liable? And yes I am on the DNC list.
Milly
 Aug 31st, 2007
This company is Synovate. I'm a part of their online research community, and they are a legitimate company. I have been compensated in some way (money, free gifts, etc.) for all of the surveys I've taken online. I've also gotten to try many products in my home and evaluate them by being a member of Synovate. They have never tried to sell me anything or asked for any inappropriate information. I haven't answered a survey by phone yet. They called my home several times today, and I didn't recognize the number. I Googled the number and was led to this website. I just wanted to let everyone know that I have had nothing but positive experiences with Synovate when taking surveys online. Thank you for your time.
Kelli
 Aug 25th, 2007
Got this between two calls...literally...from Discover Card calling about an "exciting new offer."

I don't know who runs this number and even if it is affiliated with Discover Card...but I thought it was odd that a "British Columbian" number would call me in North Carolina
Jim
 Aug 15th, 2007
This number called several times. Never tried to answer it. Never left message.
TR
 Aug 01st, 2007
I did not answer this call because I have heard of so many scams and this showed out of country.. I decided best not to answer..
Lisa
 Jul 28th, 2007
I think this is a switch hook bypass or phone line hijack. I had this before and had an international call billed on my account that I didn't make. I wonder if this is a crook or terrorist communications tool????
Mark
 Jul 28th, 2007
Over the past few months I have received several calls from this number. When I answer no one is on the line.
Lynette
 Jul 28th, 2007
I got a call from this number 7/18/07 and I told him I don't respond to surveys. Caller ID shows they called again while I was out 7/27/07. Obviously I was too polite last week. Next time I will apply the same tactic I have used on other telemarketers--I will give bad answers to waste their time.
Martin G
 Jul 28th, 2007
I got a call from this number right when I got home, Fortuneatly, my phone turned off when I answered (Bad glitch) The called three more times in a matter of 5 minutes when I was in the shower. And now, when I finally answered, they just hung up.
Xylex
 Jul 26th, 2007
Got call today,didnot pick up. Not the first time they called.
RVH
 Jul 21st, 2007
Caller asked to speak with buyer of Health Care Services for a survey. I asked how long, -- 10-15 mins -- said I didn't have that much time. She thanked me and hung up.
Bob
 Jul 18th, 2007
I like to offer these IDIOTS a simple solution. I know the address of the office you are calling from, I would STRONGLY suggest you stop calling me or watch your back when leaving the office. The calls usually stop.
Chucker
 Jul 17th, 2007
SUBMITTED ON SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007.

RECEIVED A CALL FROM 250-649-8428 "Unavailable" When I called it back, the recording said it was an "Invalid Number".

I HAVE GOTTEN THIS NUMBER AND OTHERS LIKE IT FOR OVER FIVE YEARS. IN ADDITION, WITH THE HELP OF AN EX-POLICEMAN/PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, WE DETERMINED THESE NUMBERS ARE A WAY FOR CRIMINALS TO OPEN YOUR PHONE AND LISTEN INTO YOUR HOME/BUSINESS - EVEN THOUGH THE RECEIVER IS ON THE HOOK. THIS IS CALLED "HOOK SWITCH BYPASS" AND IT'S REAL. THAT'S WHY ALL THESE PHONE CALLS DON'T MAKE SENSE. THAT'S WHY YOU GET HUNG UP ON, ETC. TRUST ME - I'VE EXPERIENCED THIS FOR FIVE YEARS.

IT IS FAKE CALLER I.D. WHEN YOU CALL IT BACK, EITHER THERE IS NO RINGING, YOU GET AN ERROR REPORT, OR A BUSY SIGNAL.

IT IS ALSO USED BY COMPUTER HACKERS AND JUST PLAIN STALKERS WHO HAVE ENDED UP ON THE "DARK SIDE" OF LIFE. IT MAKES THEM FEEL IMPORTANT WHEN THEY FRUSTRATE YOU. IT IS DANGEROUS FOR THESE MUTANTS AND STRANGERS TO HEAR THE PRIVATE DETAILS OF YOUR LIFE. WE SHOULD ALL REPORT THESE NUMBERS TO THE POLICE.

I EVEN SUSPECT IT IS USED BY ORGANIZED CRIME TO TERRORIZE.
GOLDIE
 Jul 16th, 2007
my phone company told me to start hitting the pound key about 10 or 12 times and then pickup reciever and hang up.
robert
 Jul 07th, 2007
Our caller ID showing this number came up as Prince George. We did a google search on it and it brought up this website. We were not home at the time. Kind of suspicious if you ask me. No message was left. Only received this call once.
Nicole
 Jun 27th, 2007
Caller ID comes out as "PRINCEGRGE BC" 250-6497428. I'm on the DNC list, also.
Essae
 Jun 26th, 2007
I have no idea who this is, but my phone bill says that its someone from Princegrge, and they said I called it 2 times and they want me to pay $1.82.
Shasta
 Jun 25th, 2007
i use sunrockets voip web account management service to block these calls myself. works great, especially during the elections when every person running for office was calling. i got a call, answered it and the lady hung up. i noticed they tried to charge an international charge of 10 min 14 sec. Not worried though.
dave
 Jun 20th, 2007
Called twice - first time I answered. Said he was Randy and was calling about Medicare. Told him not interested and hung up. Called again couple of days later - recognized number and BC on caller ID. Did not answer.
Betty
 Jun 19th, 2007
A couple of callers identified this caller as doing a survey for Pizza Hut. Coincidentally, I received this call about 21 hours after placing a Pizza Hut delivery order online. I think that I will send Pizza Hut an email and tell them that they next time that this company calls will be the last time that I order from Pizza Hut.
John
 Jun 16th, 2007
I am so tired of getting calls like this!! Especially on weekends!! I do not know anyone in British Columbia so I dont answer & these...people wont leave messages. What the hell...???
Jenn
 Jun 03rd, 2007
They have called several times but I screen my calls and they never leave a message.
Betty
 May 31st, 2007
They've called two or three times recently, and never leave a message. Of course, I'm on both state and national DNC. I will eventually put them on my call intercept; I don't have the time to fight them, because as soon as I get one off my back, another pops up. Feds need to take more action with scofflaws. If I do answer and get some recognizable firm like Direct TV, I will formally complain about the legal circumvention.
Raejean
 May 27th, 2007
Called my work today...when I answered he said "sorry I have the wrong number". Caller ID said British Columbia
CJ
 May 21st, 2007
Called me at work(unlisted except thru company web site), left no message
Bob
 May 18th, 2007
I have received this call twice...will not leave a msg all that comes up on the caller ID is British Columbia. WATCH OUT EVERYONE IT IS A SCAM AND IT IS OBVIOUSLY especially when everyone is getting different things Synovate, Pizza Hut and it is a British Columbia #. I have reported to the Fed. Gov.
take a guess
 May 18th, 2007
Prince George BC
picked up by answering machine..no message.
Jerry
 May 16th, 2007
"Unknown Name" from this number called at 8:49pm 5/15/07. I picked up with a "hello" and they hung up. I've read the other comments..... Oh my, how did I get on their list!! I'm on the DNC list and the State DNC list but I've been called repeatedly by other jerks than this one. Suggestion for you: Even though I ask to be removed from their list, they continued to call at all hours. I've gotten TWO to stop calling by keeping a shrill whistle near the phone. When they called again, I blew the whistle as loud as possible into the phone. Of course, if they use a recorded message, this doesn't do any good.
Okie
 May 16th, 2007
Very rude "fruity" guy that needs to learn some manners. You don't get good response by being an a$$. It's okay though because you have to make a living somehow since you've screwed all of the sheeps in your town already!
Tina
 May 04th, 2007
add me to the list this is very annoying
bill
 Apr 30th, 2007
Rcvd a call 4/26/07 at 8:25pm; didnt answer. Caller ID said "Canada call"
Mike
 Apr 27th, 2007
Persistant Bloody Buggers ~ called 4/23/07 8:47pm & 9:00pm. Then on 4/24/07 at 7:30pm, 8:11pm and 8:23pm! Big sigh.
Michelle
 Apr 26th, 2007
called me tonight at 9pm and hungup on me when I answered after the 2nd ring ....I Know they heard me say hello cause I didn't hear the *@!$ click till after I said it!
donna
 Apr 26th, 2007
Called again on 4/17/2007 at 8:15 pm and 4/18/2007 at 8:30 pm. I don't answer, they don't leave message. Caller ID is CANADA CALL
Michelle
 Apr 20th, 2007
Called @ 8:21 PM PDT, I did not answer, they left no message.
D
 Apr 18th, 2007
Freakin Canada!
Johnathon
 Apr 18th, 2007
Seems they are going to start calling every night at 8:42 pm.
Michelle
 Apr 11th, 2007
Received call last night from 250-649-7428, 4/8/07 at 8:42 pm ~ caller id: Canada. I didn't pick up and they hung up with no message.
Michelle
 Apr 10th, 2007
We keep getting phone calls from this number. First time my husband picked up....no answer. We now receive these calls all hours of the day and night. We don't answer them just let the machine pick up. They don't leave a message! We are also on the Do Not Call List! How do you get rid of them?
Dar
 Mar 19th, 2007
Me too. We've rec'd between 5 and 10 calls from this number and I can't track the caller using reverse lookup.
Bill
 Mar 17th, 2007
Got another call tonight at 8:30. I was having a dinner party and it bugged me that I had to get up and see who called and if a message was left. NO message and they have called several times before always around this time at night.
I just now called the number someone else posted to call, and I did, and I ma going tobe checking my phone records to see if I am charged.
This does bug me that I had to CALL THEM to get off the list.
I have been on a DO NOT CALL list since its inception,and even though this outfit gets to call because of a loop hole, I believe the law should be changed so if they call you again you get some moolah for their harassment, and this is what it is IMO.
Hannah
 Mar 15th, 2007
Unknown, hangs up on me!
Mitch
 Mar 15th, 2007
Two calls March 6 and March 7 I didn't p/u and no message was left.
Richard
 Mar 09th, 2007
I received several calls from this number in the last few days on my caller ID. Have not answered...no message left.
Alice
 Mar 05th, 2007
I called the number and got a recording that they are a market research firm. To be removed from their list call 866-320-4607. The call is automated - you never talk to a real person.
Jan
 Feb 27th, 2007
I'm getting sick of all these f-ing calls from Canada! Gaaaaa! >:-(
Someguy
 Feb 25th, 2007
I have received so many of these calls lately. They are so annoying. They are either from an 800# or the 250 area code #. Someone must do something These #s are on my caller Id 53 times. Ths is insane. Who has this amount of time to do this at least 3-4 times a day?
Mimi
 Feb 23rd, 2007
I just noticed at $0.49 charge on my bill for calling this number. I must have seen it on my caller id and called it back. Not happy about that!
Sheryl
 Feb 23rd, 2007
just had my taxes done at h%r block, i know companys' sell private info to other companys' to solicate business, be careful who you give private information to.
joe
 Feb 21st, 2007
caller id said it was georg prince from bc. i did not answer the call since i did not know this #.
melissa
 Feb 18th, 2007
Over the past three days I have been receiving calls from the British Co Call from this number: 1-604-495-2468. I screen all my calls and have never answered when they call. However, no message is ever left. Just one more way to annoy us.
jere
 Feb 14th, 2007
Came in this morning - the answering machine picked up, the caller hung up.

Caller ID said British Columbia

I am a member of Synovate but after reading these comments, I don't think I will be participating in phone surveys from them.
Robin
 Feb 03rd, 2007
I had my purse stolen 2 days ago. Then I got a call from these people today.
May
 Jan 28th, 2007
Got a call from this number, but didn't answer. Caller left no voicemail. We are on the DNC list, but suspect this to be telemarketing.
Peter
 Jan 24th, 2007
I use K7.net for voicemail and faxes. This number-- 250-649-7428-- called and K7 did not recognize the tone as a fax, so it recorded it as a voicemail. I wonder if it is a computer modem tone hunting for open computers.
Mikey in DC
 Jan 09th, 2007
I'm really exhausted researching these calls when I'm on a DNC List. I rec' this call today for the first time. I've found a WONDERFUL solution which works via Privacy Corps Caller ID manager.....
Tamara
 Dec 30th, 2006
Did not answer. Caller ID showed PRINCEGRGE BC at 2:33pm EST on 12/23/06. On Do Not Call List; but imagine that doesn't apply to Canada. 08083 zip.
Travis
 Dec 27th, 2006
The call came in on my cell on 12/17/06 at 6:42 pm while I was in church. My cell number is on the DNC list.
Kevin
 Dec 19th, 2006
phone call came in showing British co call about 6:30 pm on a Sat. nite. She said her name was Ashley and was calling about Pizza Hut. We just hung up.
mel
 Dec 16th, 2006
Unknow call did not answer when came through-screen call
Spencer
 Dec 16th, 2006
Have received 2 calls from this number as well. One was yesterday, 12/7/06, and the other was tonight, 12/8/06. REALLY irritating. When I answered the first call, a young lady wanted me to take a survey; I hung up. I did not answer tonight's call.
Kathy
 Dec 09th, 2006
Prince George, BC

Call left at 8:21PM on Dec. 2. Call received.

No Name
Joe Bob
 Dec 03rd, 2006
I also have received several calls from this number. Caller ID shows Prince George BC (British Columbia). The representatives are extremely rude and have hung up on me when I have asked them to not call me back. They identified themselves as "calling on behalf of DirecTv." I am a current customer of DirecTv and called DirecTv this evening to ask them to remove my # from their list. They said we were removed on 11/22, but the people from the BC number called again tonight (11/27). The representative at DirecTv was very polite and said she would put in a request to remove us from their calling list.
Alicia
 Nov 27th, 2006
caller ID British Columbia left no message called several times and does not answer just hangs up
Felicia
 Nov 27th, 2006
Received a call from this no. Did not answer. Caller ID says British Co call. Call came in today Nov 26, 2006 at 1:54PM. No message was left.
KC
 Nov 26th, 2006
Caller Id showed British Columbia. Called at 8 p.m., rang twice and hung up. All these calls are getting progressively worse and something needs to be done to make them stop.
Jean
 Nov 17th, 2006
Caller ID showed this number and 'Prince George, BC'. No message.
Liane
 Nov 12th, 2006
Call came in on a Sunday afternoon. I work from home and would love to have at least one day a week that I do not have to listen to the phone ring.
JAV
 Nov 12th, 2006
brit columbia left no message
lisa
 Nov 04th, 2006
They called claiming to be doing a petroleum survey.
Jeff
 Nov 04th, 2006
I just got a call from that number and I never answer calls from people I do not recognize. I live in Tennessee.
Tina
 Nov 01st, 2006
We have been receiving calls from this number for the last several weeks. Tonight when my husband picked up and requested that we be taken off their list he was harassed by the male caller. He hung up immediately. One minute later the call came in again with the same caller and when my husband asked if he didn't understand english he was rudely told to "F" off. My husband hung up again and the phone rang one more time from the same number as if taunting us that they could do as they wish. How can we get them to stop calling if they are exempt from the DNC rules.
Randi
 Oct 30th, 2006
9:00 pm 2006-10-20

Number showed up on Caller ID, I didn't answer the call and they left no message. Caller ID showed Brit Columbia
Will
 Oct 20th, 2006
I got a call from this number and as soon as I said hello they hung up.

I got the call at 6:14pm Oct 17, 2006
Jacqueline
 Oct 17th, 2006
I am sick and tired of these people calling. what can I do to stop these calls. alread on the do not call list.
lk youknow
 Oct 04th, 2006
First time they called and unfortunately I did pick up.
Patti
 Sep 30th, 2006

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