Cable & Telecom

Bell telemarketers “aggressive, abusive”, claims Toronto Star

OTTAWA – The CRTC received more than 10,000 complaints from consumers about Bell Canada’s telemarketers, many of which described the calls as “aggressive and abusive”, according to a report in The Toronto Star.The story says that the calls, which continued for about a year, allegedly included one death threat. Both the CRTC and Bell Canada have declined to say how many complaints were received from the public.As reported, Bell was fined $1.3 million in December for calling tens of thousands of consumers on the Do Not Call list.