This group phone and ask you if you want to renew your contract with them, at which time you assume that your company must be dealing with the yellow pages people. A quick search reveals that this is not the group you think you are dealing with and when we phoned to complain, we find out that the "renewal" is of a free year of listing that we had not signed up for. So you in fact were not previously a client. The renewal is a $300 plus charge. This is a very clever scam. We now receive notices from them every week. They were instructed to remove our listing. This has been ignored and the harassment continues.
They call claiming to talk about your recent renewal. You have no idea what their talking about. Aparently they spoke to you or someone else a year ago to get a subscription. Last year they caught you off-guard, at a busy time or intimidated you etc. and you paid for the ad. They have a recording and "supposedly" sent the "contract" to you in mail, email, fax or whatever. You cancel. But, the ad started 4 days ago, so you have to pay the cancelation fee of $300. If you don't it will revert back to $5oo and go to collections. $300 for 4 days of advertising of an add the renewal of which was an "assumed sale" because You didn't call them 2 months ago to cancel.
Google "Phone Pages" and scam, to get more details and see posts from others that they are trying to take advantage of. If even 10 people get intimidated into paying that's 5 grand in their pockets.
I reported them here, to the Better Business Bureau (which they are NOT members of - they lied about that as well), phonebusters and the RCMP.
Please investigate this before paying. If enough people complain the authorities will have no choice to shut them down. Unfortunately some companies don't "own" any of the assets and just start up again immediately under another limited company using the same staff, phones, customer lists etc.
How can you be sure these arn't the same people that have ripped you off in the past??? I have received calls or paid for adds from about 8 different "on-line advertisers". Maybe I am in the wrong line of work!!!