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Phone Co. still knowingly participate in fraud

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#1 Mike


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Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:28 AM

This never fails to piss me off. These phone companies KNOW this is fraud, admit to it publicly, but still refuse to do anything that stops the money rolling in.

Yes, Verizon says, consumers such as Troilo appear to be victims of fraud. A spokeswoman says that Verizon's fraud group has been looking into hundreds of similar "modem hijacking" complaints in recent months, and that state and federal officials are also investigating such incidents.

But, as for Troilo's $831 long-distance tab, billed at $6.88 per minute, Verizon says he'll have to pay up.

And that leaves Troilo livid, and eager to tell his story so others will know what can happen to them, too.

Full article: http://www.philly.co...rer/8904095.htm

Some companies are acting. Come July 1, Telus Corp., Canada's second-largest telecommunications company, will use operators to intercept all calls going to Sao Tome and several other countries where these dialer scams are based, to ensure that the calls are intended.

Calls from modems? They simply won't go through.

Bravo for Telus. At least some companies have enough ethics to look beyond their bank accounts.
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