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This is an interesting blog. Since I have done this type of work I can tell you that this is a legitimate company. While someone mentioned that Research Groups may have found a loophole in the DNC laws it is a legal loophole. If you do not wish to participate in any survey be polite about it and ask to be taken off their call list for that survey because since there is no DNC list the peron calling can oly remove you from THAT survey and not from future surveys. I can tell you from first hand experience that some folks I called did not wish to do the survey but once they actually heard what it was about they actually wanted to take the survey. So listen to the introduction before you decide you dont really want to take the survey. I know there are a lot of you out there that complain that no one ever wants to hear your opinion and you know who you are, well this is your chance to be heard. This is how companies gather their information. Just remember there is a real person on the other end of your phone and they are not doing this just to piss you off they are like everyone else just trying to make it to the next paycheck and feed their kids. Oh and for those of you who just hang up.. you can expect another call later on or in a couple of days. Just be polite decline with grace and you will find that everyone has a lot less stress. If you think that calling and writing your politicians or trying to file a complaint with the FCC will get you some result, good luck. Remember politicians live by the polls and companies like this are who they contract to get that info for them. I doubt they are ready to slay their sacred cow just yet. On the point of cell phones yes they are targeted since more and more people have only a cell phone, and in order to meet the demographics especially with the younger groups in this country they have no choice but to call cell phones.
Aces and Eights
 Oct 31st, 2012
"this is not a sales call" survey/poll/research - requested to be taken off list told I had to GIVE them my no at the end of the survey to be eliminated.
Am pn the DNCL (do no call list)
Anon
 Jul 28th, 2011
They called several times but did not answer, then finally I did and a young women asked to speak to my husband about his medical claim. I told her he was not home, asked me when he would be, i told her never and I hung up on her. I am amazed that this is going on with so many people getting these calls under false pretences as far as i am concerned. However I taped the call and will turn it to authorities.
Jenny
 Apr 22nd, 2011
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I LIST JERKS
 Oct 07th, 2010
I've been receiving calls from this company on my cell for the past two nights. It belongs to Thoroughbred Research Inc. And they know darned well they are calling a cell number, because of the number prefix.
Their website with contact information is http://www.torinc.net/index.php?page=Contact.
"Research" organizations may have found a loophole around the Do Not Call list, but that does not make their behavior or actions right, or any less objectionable. People who take up this line of "work" are bottom-feeding scum.
Annoyed
 Aug 10th, 2010
I don't care whether they are legal or not. I'm on the DO NOT CALL list because I don't want to be called. Anyone calling me who I don't know gets hung up on. If they're selling or "researching" it makes no difference. I don't pay for a phone line to have strangers use it. So I got this program for my computer called PHONETRAY at http://www.phonetray.com/ptfree_download.htm and I use it to hang up on telemarketers and "researchers". In fact you could make this program hang up on everyone BUT the people you know. I'm thinking about using it to do that for my 90 year old Dad who at this point will give anyone who calls his credit card numbers.
ROTFLMAO
 May 05th, 2010
Its funny how you say they are breaking laws.

read the laws first.

This company is a RESEARCH organization. they dont sell anything.
Thus tihs makes them invulnerable to the law of "DO NOT CALL LIST" FOR TELEMARKTING.
lol.
 May 05th, 2010
This is to Lauren who worked @ Thoroughbred Research Group - Lauren, if this is a legitimate company & they operate in the United States, why then are they calling numbers that are on THE DO NOT CALL LIST that is put out by the U.S. Government? They are breaking the law. Are they just acting nieve & hoping that they will get information? If someone is rude due to the company breaking the law by calling someone on the list, why would they instruct employees to hang up - your company has literally "asked for it"!! Stop breaking the law!!
Kathie
 Apr 25th, 2010
CALL PHONE NUMBERS: 279-450-3798,270-450-0869,270-450-1600 ON 18 APRIL.270-650-2080,17 APRIL270-643-0222 ON 15 APRIL.
DALE
 Apr 18th, 2010
I worked there. It's a legitimate research firm. They do not sell things and most of their studies are scientific, though they do some market research to pay the bills.
If they call your cell phone, say it's a cell and they'll take the number off the list.
If you just want out of the random selection pool, say to block your number. They will verify the number and then block it.
If the person is rude, ask to speak to a supervisor. They want their interviewers to be as polite and professional as possible.
If you cuss at them or refuse to verify your number, it won't get taken off. They have instructions to hang up if the respondent gets rude.

Just be nice, most of them are exactly like me. Students at MSU that can't find a job in the small town. There aren't many jobs available, and this was actually a really good company to work for. They aren't bad people and what they do is respectable. Don't assume everyone is selling something.
Lauren
 Mar 15th, 2010
Christine from International Connect saying it was not a sales call but wanted to ask a series of questions.
dude
 Mar 12th, 2010
this complany calls me from this number, 270-650-2080 and from 270-450-1600. other reports say that they ask questions about whether you watch tennis on tv, etc. i don't answer calls from people i don't know. end of story. also, i am on the no call list, so what's up?
c.j.
 Feb 27th, 2010
It is some type of Reseach group
Guess who
 Dec 20th, 2009
10 Dec 2009 Caller ID showed "Thoroughbred RS," unknown to me.
Al S
 Dec 11th, 2009
The Number came up as 270-450-3798 at 5:56 p.m.
Quiet Citizen 2
 Sep 22nd, 2009
Received a call from this number on 31 July 2009, 8:55PM EST. No message left. Who is this calling?
Leslie
 Aug 01st, 2009
We let it ring. The time on the caller id was 706pm.
Quiet Citizen
 May 20th, 2009

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