Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH / DAD

Classified Information 2005 ~ Telefax-Company-Register

Trading from Hamburg, Germany and also known as Professional Directory Online

28th December 2005, Swiss Newspaper article Exposes link between DAD and Meinolf Lüdenbach

DISCLAIMER This website is in no way affiliated or assoaciated with the Deutscher Adressdienst GMBH / Telefax-Company-Register / Professional Directory Online. This is a non-commercial website established in Opposition to all companies that profit from the mailing of misleading contracts. If you have come here seeking their services you are in the wrong place!


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Current Info

We are still collecting information on this outfit, the main objective of this page is to forewarn businesses as potentially misleading forms are being mailed to the UK at this time. If you have accessed this page because you have received a form, please keep it, we will update this page as soon as we know which authority you should send your complaints to.

The Contracts used are a variation on those used by the European City Guide, Construct Data (Fair Guide), Novachannel AG / Tourist Directory and the now defunct Tour and Travel Guide. They have the closest similarity to those used by the TVV Telefax directory. At this time it is unclear if Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH are an associated company or if this is a copycat operation

Contact Info:
DAD Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH
Postfach 20 31 63

Fax: +49 (0)40 23518589




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A different and very misleading form was mailed by Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH, using the name Professional Directory Online in the summer of 2004 to addresses in Canada Click here to view a copy of this from hosted on the excellent Ergo Films site

The Canadian form used the highly deceptive enhanced options trick, where prices are placed against a number of optional extras, misleading the reader to conclude that a basic entry is free. A very similar form mailed by Deutsche Online Service was recently the subject of a German court case. Deutsche Online Service lost comprehensively More..

Advice if you have signed the contract
The terms on the reverse offer only 1 week as a cooling off period, this is exceptionally short! Even if you are outside the week it is probably a good idea to write formally canceling the contract as the brevity of the cooling off period is likely challenged should these contracts ever be contested in court.

There are 3 German addresses you can write to, the first organisation brings actions/injunctions against scams, they may not accept international complaints, however at this stage we recommend you write so at the very least they are aware of the situation

Deutscher Schutzverband gegen Wirtschaftskriminalität e.V.
Landgrafenbstr. 24 b
61348 Bad Homburg

Tel.: 06172-1215-0
Fax 06172 - 84 422

The Public Prosecutor may provide a better avenue, Please carbon copy your correspondence to them.

Staatsanwaltschaft Hamburg
Gorch-Fock-Wall 15
20355 Hamburg

Tel +49 40 4 28 43 1700 / 1702
Fax: +49 40 4 28 43 1867

Finally, Directory Editors in Germany have a union, that is active against spam: Please Carbon Copy them in on any complaints you file.

VDAV - Verband Deutscher Auskunfts- und Verzeichnismedien e.V.,
Heerdter Sandberg 30,
40549 Düsseldorf,

Tel: +49 (0)211/57 79 95-0
Fax: +49 (0)211/57 79

Whenever filing official complaints, we recommend you keep your letters short, polite and factual. It may help prosecutors if you explain why you feel the original document was misleading

Please include copies of all Correspondence you have had with the guide and with their agents. You should send high quality photocopies and should keep your original correspondence on file. If you have lost or destroyed any documents please note this in your letter of complaint.

Detailed Info on DAD This section is under construction

Guises used:
DAD trade predominantly in the area of domain name registers and fax directories, they use a number of different names on their forms including:

Deutschen Internet Register
Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH
Classified Information 2005
Telefax-Company-Register DAD

Managing Director: Inga Kruskop

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