Got fed up and called the student services of PCDI/Ashworth College and asked them to remove my name and phone number from their lists
also told them I was not interested in registering and guess what...no more calls. I should have contacted them before.
It's PCDI Canada, a division of Ashworth College (USA). They offer courses online. Do not give them your phone number they will harass you everyday. I am not interested in following their courses (even though I have requested the brochure) and I have let them know;nevertheless, they have been calling me everyday for the past month.Ever since I have complained about their marketing strategies, now, they call, get my answering machine and put the line on hold and play music...Obnoxious.
Well if it's a recuiter from a school, why are they wasting money calling us if the people on the other line just sit there? i stayed on the line and after 10 minutes of silence someone answered and started asking about me in a different language.
It's Ashwood College. If you fill out an online request for information, they will call you .. duh. Perhaps someone else filled out the form and put your number in the form.
Call the phone number, wait for someone to answer (which took by the way, all of 2 seconds and ask that your phone number be removed from their calling list) by law they have 24 hours to remove your phone number or be imposed with fines
Requested a brochure from them online, now receive several calls a day from this number. Never gonna book any classes from this annoying company. They should be fined for annoying people
It is an online college. The name of the college is Ashford University located in Atlanta.
I get up to 9 calls a day from this number and when I answer nobody says anything....
Now that I know what company it is I plan on getting a real phone number from them and
making a complaint... It is irritating ever hour on the damn hour the call my cell phone.
I don't answer any more but they keep on calling
It is ashworth College. I inquired several weeks ago about classes and tuition and have received calls from this number every day since then. I called the number on the website today and they confirmed that it is their number and took me off their call list.
California Aug 05th, 2009
4-5 calls per day for a week. Stop. Just stop.
California Mar 17th, 2009
they call me every single freakin' day!! i'm at school and i receive multiple phone calls from this number, does anyone know how to stop them?
Ontario Canada Jan 16th, 2009
They never leave a message but have called at least nine times today. Wish they'd give it up.
APRIL 24. 2008 THIRD DAY TO GET A CALL FROM THIS #. CALLER STILL UNKNOWN. SUSPICIOUS ACTING MALE CALLER - ANSWER BUT DONT SPEAK - MAYBE AFTER THEY HAVE WASTED ENOUGH TIME AND MONEY THEY WILL GO AWAY. SEE HOW LONG HE WILL HANG ON - THEY ARE PAYING BY THE MINUTE TO CALL!
I called them back and it turns out this is Ashworth University so if you ever signed up for anything online....theres your answer!
DON'T CALL ME AGAIN
District of Columbia Mar 25th, 2008
This number has been calling me ALOT too. I believe it's a recruiter for an online school like PCDI or something similar because I recently inquired about a career in Private Investigation on the internet, and after that is when the calls started coming.
i have gotten like 20 calls from this number, so i just called it back, it is ashworth university =/, so now u all know
no one there- hangs up
calls each work day at 11:11
This number keeps calling me and it is starting to scare me. They never say anything. It's 9:00 at night and they just called me.
What do I do?
It amazes me the number of people that sign up for online information put their correct phone number on the information and then get upset when a rep calls their phone, stop being stupid put the WRONG NUMBER "DDUUHH"" My god the sales reps are just doing their jobs and the institution is trying to make money, this is America. Simply request that your name be taken off the list, they can't tell you no. It is so many other things going on in the world bitchin bout a toll free number should not be the highlight of your life. When you look in the mirror all you should think is "I should kill myself."
I get this call every day on my cell phone. Finally I called it back to see who keeps calling. It was some University wanting me to enrol.. I declined and said I had already enrolled with another school.. The person said that he would take my name off the list and that it would take a couple of days. Well the couple of days have passed and I still get the calls around 2 pm everyday.. How do you stop them? How do they get your number?
California Feb 02nd, 2008
I hate that when you just want paper info , or feel obligated I don't want these people phoning me anymore. I'm pretty sure it is an american online university
Ontario Canada Feb 01st, 2008
This number phones me everyday, and I have no idea who it is, it is getting annoying.
Ontario Canada Feb 01st, 2008
if you have ever enrolled or given your info to an online university that's probably what it is. i enrolled at asworth university and then these started. i put the number in a search engine and this is one of the things that came up:
Dept. CCC4242 430 Technology Pkwy. Norcross, GA 30092 Phone: 800-362-7070 Home Study: veterinary assistant/animal care specialist.
South Carolina Jan 17th, 2008
very annoying who ever is calling..never a message...and using my airtime on my phone..please stop calling my number
Ontario Canada Jan 15th, 2008
It is Ashworth, and they are PITAs with the phone calls. I was a PCDI student back in 1997 and they started calling right after their "name change to Ashworth University". I just set my cell phone to silent for that particular number, I never know when they call unless I look at the incoming calls counter. It costs them money to dial out, so I'd rather have them call as much as possible and waste THEIR money and not mine!
I'm telling everyone about this now....
California Oct 22nd, 2007
always calling and never leaving a message
This number is for admissions at Ashworth University. You can even call it back and an automated service will say it.
New Mexico Sep 13th, 2007
this number calls my CELL PHONE every morning between 9am-noon. Its really starting to piss me off!!!!!
I've been getting calls from this number and I don't answer because I don't know recognize the number. THey never leave a message. If it's important, they would leave a message.
California Aug 22nd, 2007
this number has called my cell phone once day every day for the last 2 weeks. I always miss the call but cannot wait to answer it and freak out on them.
Manitoba Canada Aug 21st, 2007
This is the number for Ashworth University. They offer online courses for credit and degrees. If you've asked for info by mail or on the internet, that's why they're calling.
This number calls me all the time like 2-3 times a day they started out early then like start mid-noon and now it's to the point they start calling any where after 4.. I always ignore the calls but I work different hours every day and sometimes they call non-stop when I'm sleeping and it irrtates the hell out of me cuz it wakes me up grrr
HOW do we get hem to stop??
I did the same thing someone else mentioned on here, I filled out a few online school info things and now i get millions of calls all the time
Pennsylvania Jul 28th, 2007
Whoever it is has called me at least 10 times. I tried calling back and I get a machine, "Thank you for calling...school". It is pretty annoying stuff. I wish I knew who it is. I will personally go there and kick some ass. That is a promise.
Ask them to remove your number and they will. It is Ashworth University.
I was getting this call for about 2 weeks, 10-12 times a day, with no messages when I finally answered. It was a High School Diploma program with James Madison High School. My daughter had filled out an online form and the were responding. Very annoying that they just didn't leave a message. Don't ever give your phone number out online.
Every day, at least a dozen times. I have saved it into my phone as "don't answer" with a special ring which alerts me not to make a dash to pick it up.
California Jun 16th, 2007
Reported them to the FCC, please do the same if you have to deal with this rediculous BS
(800) 362-7070 is PCDI / Ashville University High School / James Madison High School. If you fill out the "download info" form on their website - the will call you CONSTANTLY. Fortunately - my phone company (sunrocket.com) lets me block the number. (Although from my call logs - they're still "trying" 4-6 times a day - but my phone doesnt ring)
I have requested information from one univercity, and they called from another: http://www.jmhs.com/free/
Ontario Canada Jun 06th, 2007
I actualy answered this call after ignoring for several days.It's a college that i was looking into but why they dont use the awswer machine is beyond me ..lol
I just filed a report with the FCC. Hopefully the madness will stop. That is if everything went through. Good luck to everyone.
If you want to find out all the information or at least some you can go to whitepages.com or switchboard.com and pay about 15.00 for a report. I don't want to pay. If this continues, I think a call to the better business bureau is in order. This is absurd. Actually I would call it harassment. This has been coming to my daughters phone and she told them to stop calling. The calls have continued. I tried to call and only got poor music playing. Whats up?
This number is Professional Career Development Institute(PCDI) or Ashworth University. They are a correspondance or distance learning school.
If you get calls from this number, use this form - https://esupport.fcc.gov/form1088/1088gform.do
and report them to the FCC. First you have to answer a call, and request clearly that you want your number removed from their phone list permanently. You might also do good to inform the person that if they don't stop that you will be filing a complaint with the FCC. Usually, in my experience anyway, that is when they hang up. I am sending in a complain to the FCC today, hopefully these people will be forced to stop once the FCC fines them.
Still, they will need more proof that they are calling people with whom they have no business relationship (I never requested info from them, and they keep asking for someone else both times I have answered the call), so if you are getting these calls and never asked for info from them, report it to the FCC! Help stop cell phone spam!
I've had 12 calls from this number in 5 days. Never leaves a message just continues to call.
I'm getting these calls now also - and it has to do with Penn Foster (I accessed their webpage while looking for a specific school in Las Vegas, NV). Anyone figure out how to get them to stop yet?
District of Columbia May 15th, 2007
This number is on this site. James Madison High School. http://www.jmhs.com/free/. They keep calling..over...and over...and over...
Called back, it is Ashworth University.
They call my direct number at work at least 5 times a day for the past 2 weeks. I answered it once and nothing on the other end
this is a call cener with a script to try to get you to enroll with whatever it is you requested info. for. in my case it is for Penn Foster or another shcool i requested info. on HVAC training.....
California Apr 17th, 2007
call me everyday at various time and enver leave a message.
they have called me during my classes, and im in high school. i think i am just going to start calling them.
This number belongs to PCDI aka. Ashworth College. They have called me 8 or more times a day for the last week. After I requested they stop calling, they continue.
California Apr 11th, 2007
same with me i was looking for a travel school, and gave my info 3/11/07 and this guy that sounds from india called me 3/13/07 and i listened but I needed to go and I asked if i could call back and he was talking to me rudely then he hung up on and ever since that he calls 3 or 4 times a day. I have called the school and said stop calling and that was 03/19/07 and they still keep calling. 46368
This is PCDI, they call with a computer after I said "hello" a few times a person answered. They had to call me back for some reason and since then have done so 4 times in less than 2 days.
I have received at least 5 calls from this number a day for a few days now. A google search comes up with
Professional Career Development Institute
Tel: (800) 362-7070
but if you go to their web site, it says their number is 1.800.417.2407
I'm so tired of this phone number. Maybe I'll try a loud whisle when they call or a loud horn so that they can be as annoyed as I am with their calls.
Someone from this number has called this past week at least five times a day -even early in the morning and late in the evening. Didn't recognize the number so I called back using another phone. Apparently interupted the operator having a conversation that was making her laugh. She said that the company was PCDI - in between her laughs - her attitude was VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I think I'll call them over and over each day and see how they like it!
Good Job Paul, we gotta do something to get this **** stopped. We shouldn't be assualted because we MAY be interested.... Doesn't give them the right to abuse us
The minute you decare you might be interested in studying at home on the internet. ALL the vulturous companies are getting our information as we type it into the computer. I recommend not putting anything in the computer at ALL unless you want to be bothered by everyone selling some program or other. Sincerely, Robbin
calls several times a day. when we answer they dont say anything then hang up. So I called them back and do the same to them!!
Ontario Canada Mar 08th, 2007
has called 3 days in a row, and never leave a message. When I called the # the man said PCDI!I told him I didn't know who they were the 1st time. no response. 2nd time I told them they had the wrong #, then called again for a 3rd time.
5 calls in one day, no messages left.
Heres what this number is guys!
Professional Career Development Institute
Tel: (800) 362-7070
anyone know how to stop this unknown caller!?! This is becoming a nightmare!
I never get a voicemail from this number, and I am severely annoyed. If they need to reach me for any particular reason, they need to leave me a message. I don't answer callers when I don't know who they are, and they don't leave a voicemail.
I am getting tired of this person calling me. I am on the do not call list. Is there anything I can do about this?
this is becoming an annoyance with multiple calls and now im recieveing calls from another 800 number. who knows how to stop this??
Calls at all hours of the day, sometimes at after 9 pm and never leaves message.
they keep calling me too and i am so sick of it!
calling over and over...high pressure sales to get you to sign up for one of thier courses. Now the number comes in as "unavailable" Also its a machine calling and after you say hello about 4 times someone comes on the line...ANNOYING!!!
This number has called at least 20 times in the last week. They do not leave any messenges. Call at strange times. They need to stop, it is annoying!
I get called from this number at least 4 times a day on the weekdays.
California Feb 16th, 2007
I mistakenly ordered information online and this company will not stop calling me. It's been about a month and they call at the same time everyday. I've told them not to call anymore but they still do.
Massachusetts Feb 16th, 2007
whatever this call is, needs to stop, it has been doing it for over 2 weeks at all different times, morning, afternoon and night, called the number and it said "thanks for calling our school"
what is that about!
Massachusetts Feb 14th, 2007
Just got woken up by this number calling. They asked for someone I didn't know, so I told them it was the wrong number. This was on my cell at 939 EST.
Connecticut Feb 13th, 2007
They call me every day three times a day for over a week now. Today is Saturday and I just got another call.
I am filing a report with the FCC on Monday.
Don't know the number. I don't give out my number. Who is this?? And there was no message left.
I recently requested info from an online school at:
www.PCDI.com - since then I have been receiving calls w/o messages. Could be an autodialer to verify phone numbers.
I'm no longer getting anymore calls, I emailed a complaint to the fcc (go to their website) and cc'd email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and viola! They know I mean business.
Keep getting calls from this #. They never leave messages. Called back and requested my # be removed. They agreed & said it will take about 24 hrs for the calls to stop. Will wait and see.
Got this butt fucks always calling me I told em to quit calling me and they still called in the same day.
When i called the number it says thank you for calling our school and put you on hold. my area zip code is 94041
California Feb 02nd, 2007
These people are a real piece of work the Name of this organization is PCDI and they are located in Norcross,Georgia.
They have been calling my number for over 3 weeks and I have asked 7 different people to be removed as the person they are looking for is not at this address/phone and has never been. The last person I contacted is named Carrie and she assured me that my number would be removed. I don't believe it, as all 6 of the other people have told me the same thing. We will see.
What an annoyance!
I keep getting the same calls.I yelled at them repeatedly to get me off the calling list.Even registered at the do not call registry.Have been calling me Jan 31st 8:24 pm.Feb 1st 2:16 pm 5:04 pm and.And now when I do answer they hang up.Where can we complain about this?
New Jersey Feb 01st, 2007
i have been receiving a call from this number atleast twice a day.. and when we call back it says welcome to the school and puts me on hold...its really annoying.
WHEN I CALLED IT BACK I WAS A SCHOOL I HAD INQUIRED TO ONLINE WANTING EMAIL INFO, BUT I PROVIDED PHONE NUMBER SO THEY ARE CALLING ME. IT IS A SCHOOL FOR ONLINE DEGREES.
Called three times , something about offering a high school diploma... We are on the do not call list... It didn't prevent this shit..
Massachusetts Jan 26th, 2007
Don't ever fill out an online information form for "PCDI" or University of Phoenix. I have gotten 8 calls just this week!
New Jersey Jan 26th, 2007
I've gotten about five calls from this number in the last few days. After the second time, I answered and they said some weird name I couldn't understand so I told them they had a wrong number. I've gotten three other calls since then but I haven't answered. Definitley annoying, tho.
California Jan 25th, 2007
This is PCDI, the school you often see on television. The offer high school diplomas, associates degrees, and job certificates.
It is for PCDI...Professional Career Development Institution (James Madison High) Ashworth College..If you have requested any info for online schooling, in your hs education or online career classes...That's who it is....I actually just signed up so you might have inquired at some point in the past to receive info...Hope this helps :)
I saw this number on my caller Id and called it back, It was some school and it put me on hold for like five minutes. No answer I looked it up on google and it was the # 4 james madison high school. ?????