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The Quiz Hour On CHCH / Total scam

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I received bill from The Quiz Hour On CHCH. The total sum was $300 and I called my call provider and asked about that. They charged me for number, which I haven’t used. I called them and asked to explain, but they promised to return money. Scam, don’t use this call provider’s services. They are liars and scammers. Please leave comments about this company, because people should be aware when they deal with such irresponsible people.

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Feb 20, 2014

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  • Jd
      21st of Apr, 2014
    Best Best Advice +5 Votes

    I've participated once in this show and it was only out of curiosity. I had came to the same conclusions as you with regards to this show being a scam. There was an article I read of a Senior being scammed out of hundreds of dollars due to this show and from his cell phone provider. I have since wrote to CHCH directly in the hopes that they might think about re-evaluating their interests in this show. It's unfortunate that this "quiz hour" show and it's producers as well as CHCH support it's cause in which they are well aware of their practices to scam out innocent people of their hard earned money. Granted that they do have official rules/regulations set in place to explain how their show works and how you can win money on it but really who will take the time to read these rules and abide by them when your first thought is based on visual aides and coming to the realization that you might have a chance. Gambling is an addiction and this clearly exploits that in the sense that it is marketed to certain people who are more vulnerable. I hope that people who view this article and it's reviews come together to fight for this show to be taken off air and to ultimately protect our assets and loved ones from falling prey to this shows influences.

  • Ja
      20th of Nov, 2016
    +4 Votes

    I fully agree that this is a SCAM. My cell phone was charged $6 for calling in. I am definitely sure that I got the correct answer and I phoned in, there was no pick up, but I was asked to push button 1 to wait in line, which I did, but then I was cut off. I was stupid to try again, and of course the same result. I was wondering how other people could not get the right answer, since the answer is pretty obvious, then I realized on the spot it is a scam. But too late. I was charged by those crooks. I could see the lady in the program was not so confident in pushing viewers again and again to pick up the phone to call. She might feel guilty in joining this scam!

  • Dr
      31st of Mar, 2018
    +2 Votes

    Game Time Canada is a total SCAM.
    Why do you allow this to air when you have to know this is a scam?
    When you call the number they don't even answer the phone, they say to press 1 and try again. But they DON'T tell you that is costs $1.00 every time you press 1
    THAT IS CALLED STEALING !!!
    If I get charged on my phone bill for this then I AM GOING TO SUE YOU !!!

  • Ej
      16th of Apr, 2018
    +4 Votes

    I called Game TV on CHCH TV on the night of April 15th.
    I had the obvious answer and because the stated prize money was high I entered several times to try and get through.
    They kept upping it a hundred at a time as the girl host kept saying she was going to end it in the next few "moments" and after over ten minutes nobody had called with the correct answer.
    It was obvious they were not letting calls through and sucking people in to keep calling back to be "randomly selected to get through via a computer selection process" to suck money out of people.
    There were three games that night. Nobody got the first one, after over ten minutes of nobody getting through and the prize money upped slowly to about $ 6 or 700, at the very last second someone came on with the right answer.
    The third and last one went up to $1, 200 and nobody got it and they kept that one going the longest, obviously to get as much suckers to keep hitting redial or pressing ! to try again to take as much as they could.
    With a prize of $1, 200 they know you will try 10 or 15 times and incur the costs when nobody is getting through with the right answer.
    The show has multiple complaints. CHCH Dropped the show after the Hamilton Spectator sppotlighted the scam but has picked it back up again. There is also a complaint aboout CHCH TV that was upheld by the CBSC against CHCH TV for airing the show. and still they are airing it again knowing it's a scam.
    Google Game Time / CHCH TV and see everything that comes up.
    Why has the CBSC not banned the show in Canada yet.
    I will be contacting CHCH TV, The CBSC and the CRTC and informing the latter that CHCH TYV has been airing the show again.
    Please join me in taking any action you can to have the show Banned in Canada.
    Thanks.

  • Ja
      7th of Oct, 2018
    +2 Votes

    @EJMac Same thing happened to me. I tried to get through about 20 times. My bad! I was told that I would be charged $1.00 each time I enter. Now I get a message from them saying that they charged me $50.00 to my phone. This show is a scam! I can't believe that CHCH supports this fraudulent game show.

  • Le
      27th of Apr, 2018
    0 Votes

    When is it on tv what day

  • Jo
      7th of Sep, 2018
    +4 Votes

    @Leola Isaacs People open your eyes because money quizzers and CHCH are robbing us, because this game show is on sunday instead of saturday nite.I am going to picket at CHCH this weekend so please lets get this place shut down they are screwing us and laughing all the way to the bank.It only takes one person to make a difference and when i am done talking to people outside jackson square and CHCH.I think i can make a difference, so get ready because theres a storm coming and its called hurricane GEORGE MARTIN call me if you want to join together.289- 887-5805.

  • Ch
      27th of Oct, 2018
    +2 Votes

    This IS a scam!!! The same with Peter Popoff..the evangelist who had “miracle water” to CURE your pain and diseases. BOTH these shows are on CHCH TV. INSTEAD OF FIRING and NOT paying your news anchors and weatherman when YOU CHCH TV claimed “bankruptcy” and changed the name of “ownership” so these employees can not sue and get their severance pay for your UNJUST firing... YOU CHCH TV are putting SCAMS on your Network. The CRTC SHOULD BE INVOLVED and FINES should be STRICTLY enforced!

  • Aj
      24th of Feb, 2019
    +1 Votes

    How is it that no one gets selected as a contestant for 5 minutes? I call and play immediately and don't get selected because they're not selecting anyone!!!
    It's not "random" unless you pick one of the callers to play...can't just keep upping the money and ripping everyone off. That should not be legal

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