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Keep an eye on your telephone bills for potential scams

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Keep an eye on your telephone bills for potential scams
From Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:00 am to Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Dear Friend:

I was recently contacted by an individual who discovered on her Verizon bill various extra charges that should not have been on the bill.

It was discovered that my constituent was the victim of “cramming.” According to the FCC, “Cramming is the practice of placing unauthorized, misleading, or deceptive charges on your telephone bill. Crammers rely on confusing telephone bills in an attempt to trick consumers into paying for services they did not authorize or receive, or that cost more than the consumer was led to believe.”

In the case of my constituent, the unauthorized charges were from the following companies:

• ILD Teleservices
• Fone Right Inc.
• Enhanced Services Billing, Inc.
I urge you to look closely at your phone bills to ensure that you are not being scammed. Please also look at the following links for some important information about this practice, which could end up costing you money: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/307 8500/ and
http://www.fcc.gov/cib/consumerfacts/cramming.html.

Sincerely,

Jim Oddo
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