Originally Posted by mellormom
Sorry this is off topic but... Not all survey companies are like that. In fact most are not. I have never heard of a Survey company sitting outside someones house!
I know if they did that in MA they would not be in business long!
Don't mean to hi-jack thread but........Jen, I am in MA. The company in question is located in PA.
The car that was parked across the street from my house when I got home from work on Friday had NJ plates. That in itself is odd..........I live in a very country setting...narrow street, woods, very few houses, so when I saw the car parked there with a woman inside I thought "who the heck is this?"
My husband works from home sometimes but he was on a conference call when he said he heard someone knocking on the door about 1 1/2 hrs. earlier. Not 2 min. after I got in the house she was knocking. I asked her if she had left the pamphlets that were in between my door and she said she did. She than went on to say that this interview needed to be completed and that's why she waited in hopes of someone coming home.
I told her that we had another "field director" visit us not long ago and that I told that person we were not interested in participating. The entire time I was speaking to her she was trying to speak louder than me over my voice with her sales pitch. I couldn't believe the aggressiveness. This is exactly how the first woman was, which is why I wouldn't participate.
I handed the woman back the paperwork and told her to please leave, again, she would not listen, just kept on talking. Finally my husband heard the commotion and came up behind me. She than began directing her speech to him. At that point I said GOODBYE and shut the door.
She stayed on my front porch for 5 minutes looking in my Dining Room window. Finally, my husband opened the door and told her we had called the police and she should leave. Only after hearing that, she left, but she reinserted the pamphlets in our door before leaving. Handwritten on the papers it said, someone will return for an interview with you shortly.
I gave the police a copy of the pamphlets which had this woman's cell phone and name on it. Apparantly, our local police have had 6 complaints this past week about this company. Same circumstances as ours. They interview people (only 25,000) about different products, they only had 10 families in our area of Southeastern MA. I'm one of the unlucky few that were randomly picked.
We phoned the toll free number and asked to be taken off their list, and the police report was filed along with a complaint to the BBB. When I filed the complaint with the BBB, I received an e-mail saying it takes anywhere from 30 to 90 days to get a report in some cases, so this bride may very well have filed the complaint right after her wedding and it's just now coming up.