General Chat Thread, Unsolicited quotes from Internet Business Index in General; A number of my schools have been receiving unsolicited quotes from a company called Internet Business Index. Most of these ...
31st October 2008, 11:09 AM #1
Unsolicited quotes from Internet Business Index
A number of my schools have been receiving unsolicited quotes from a company called Internet Business Index. Most of these were thrown away but one school accidentally signed the quote when going through a bunch of other quotes. We are now in the process of trying to cancel the order.
Has anyone else been receiving these?
Does anyone know if sending out quotes for services that we haven't asked for is legal?
Either way this is a disgusting practice.
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31st October 2008, 11:22 AM #2
Unfortunately it seems to be relatively common practice... I believe office supplies is a common one they try it on with. ISTR one of our staff accidentally signing for franking labels. What was it you accidentally bought?
31st October 2008, 11:24 AM #3
We bought a listing in a business index
Luckily we didn't play the invoice so are having it out with the company at the minute.
1st November 2008, 10:33 AM #4
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we got caught out too and are looking for ways to deal with the company. Share ideas?
1st November 2008, 10:40 AM #5
Are you an LEA school? If so, have a word with the legal services department. They have helped me out in the past. I simply wrote to the company concerned giving them the name of the contact and that any further communications should be made in writing to Legal Services. Haven't heard a dicky since
1st November 2008, 03:54 PM #6
Contacted the LA and informed the company that the Authority were getting now involved. They quickly said to fax them a confirmation of our cancelling the order.
Hopefully that should be the end of it.
1st November 2008, 04:12 PM #7
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I teach for the LEA but the problem has come up with a small not-for-profit company that I am involved with. We've written back too, but somehow I don't think that is the end of it. Their scam is very similar to another one I have heard of run by the European City Guide which has been misleading people for years. We'd be glad to receive any further info dealing with them that you might have.
1st November 2008, 06:50 PM #8
I'd consult the Trading Standards Agency then.
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