Received a call from this number from a buddy of mine testing this cheap voice over internet long distance phone service called skype.com.
I've tested my telephone line using Skype and this number appeared, which I found weird since it's usually 1-234-567-8900
or something similar. I googled it and noticed it's probably used by more than one service.
This phone number has called at least twice in two weeks with a real voice (adult male). The first time they said hello and stayed on the line and would not answer any questions eventually hanging up after 20 seconds. The second time he hung up right after saying hello. I have no call display. After dialing *69 and retrieving the number, I called it and got an automated message saying that the number was not in service. Weird!!!
I think that someone with technical prowness is using this number to hide their tracks.
JohnBoy anon Sep 27th, 2008
Just received calls from:
All within 5 minutes of each other. All were just beeps on the othe end like when someone tries to fax something to your phone number.
Business Line May 12th, 2008
I have recently moved in a new area and since we have connected our telephone number we have been receiving calls from this telephone number every day, always a fax machine. Something is definitely up and after reading a few messages from others its worrysome.
Anybody have an idea what to do
Calling 3-4 times a day.
Gatineau beach Oct 04th, 2007
I just got back from travelling up north and had two irrate phone calls from a male caller who knew my name and swore he knew I was home and told me to pick up the phone and when I didnt called me an A-hole. 2nd phone call was I know you're home and F-off and don't ever phone me again. When I returned the phone call I was told the number was disconnected. THIRD phone call this afternoon and just breathing on the phone!!! WHO the hell is this caller and what do they want????
Called us 6 times in 2 days
Hey.. I'm in Gatineau and just got a phone call on my mobile from a friend in Ireland. Caller ID showed 613-232-9826. At first I got a bit thrilled, thinking he might have been around and wanted to surprise me -- but that didn't fit with what he was saying heh. So I Googled the number and found this page.
???? July 23th 11:01 AM
VVV...Ottawa Jul 28th, 2007
Just called my cell, didn't answer in time, no message left and when I called back, the number is not in service.
Was on hold with important call when a call beeped in: unavailable name. I ignored it and within 30 seconds, 613-232-9826 called. Tried returning call and got message this number not in service.
This phone number kept calling us for 2 straight days and we never answered. My mother finally picked up the phone. The person said to be from Bell Canada and asked her to confirm our adress. But they didnt actually say our address. She simply hung up the phone. What's all this about?
I get fax spams from this number as well. but this line isn't a fax machine.
I also get plenty of voice mails with the fax signal as a message.
what can be done?
A Cairncross Apr 24th, 2007
This person keeps calling my house and now is calling my work number. Gah! How do you make it stop?!!!
got a call from this number also and i'm from the same area code...not listed and when i tried calling a couple of minutes after it called me it's stated that this number is not in service
I wish to clarify a point. I was upset after receiving yet another call from 613-232-9826 and for the first time in years, it wasn't a fax but an actual person. I placed the above post regarding ASDE as soon as I found out it was their call, however I have since researched it, plus was contacted by phone and email by ASDE, and I totally accept their explanation, without reserve.
This has thought me not to act impulsively and do my research BEFORE posting.
And I thank ASDE for taking time to look into it and informing me (and this site) of the results.
You can consider this a retraction and an apology.
I have investigated the reason why this number 613-232-9826) might appear on your display.
We were not aware that this number was appearing until we were advised by email by someone who received many unsolicited fax attempts to his home number. We do not operate an automated faxing system. We do operate an automated dialer which is used to recruit participants for legitimate research. This dialer is programmed to a display a 1-800 number that will connect a potential study participants directly to us so we can explain the reason for our call.
Our investigation has determined that this number (613-232-9826) is displayed by our phone service supplier on all automated calls to local numbers. It seems that Albert as well as the individual mentioned above are located, as we are, in the Ottawa area and that is why this number (613-232-9826) appeared instead of the programmed 1-800 number.
Our phone service supplier assures us that we have no control of this number for local calls.
The above information also explains why the number is also being associated with some spam faxing company. This same number appears for anyone using an automated dialing system with service being provided by the same supplier as ours.
We hope that this clarifies any misunderstanding and you can feel free to visit our website or call us if you have any other concerns.
We would also like to thank you for bringing this situation to our attention.
Director, Sampling Services
MichelChoquette Feb 23rd, 2007
613-232-9826 has been junk faxing me for a long time.
This time, it was a prerecorded message asking if there was an asthma sufferer in our home. "push 1 for no, push 2 for yes". I pushed 2, and the message stated that I would be receiving a call.
Received a call from Ottawa Hospital and was told that they had hired ASDE of Gatineau to do the initial survey and gave me phone number 819-770-3651
as their contact.
ASDE is www.surveysampler.com
Silent call with no response. Avoid.
Phone call from Ottawa. Phone number registered with Bell as land line. Unknown name, Caller not talking. Shocking and disturbing.
Phone call from Ottawa, phone user not with Bell, probably using a cell phone. Not saying a word. Unknown name. Shocking and disturbing.