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Yet another BellSouth SCAM

Posted Sun December 17, 2006 8:29 am, by Steve S. written to BellSouth Telecommunications

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Hello everyone, it's me. Again! Back in September I wrote about the BellSouth repair bill scam. Well, looks like they have yet another scam going! On the last scam I paid the $30 something bogus repair bill and then transferred my phone service to Time Warner. (They have been GREAT!) BellSouth called me and told me they were going to refund my $30 something I paid for the bogus repair bill but when the check came it was for just $9.15. O/k, it was worth it to be DONE with this company. (so I thought!)That last bill showed me with a $0.00 balance. Low and behold in yesterdays mail comes a bill for 92 cents! THREE MONTHS LATER! Up to this point I have heard nothing from them. I suppose this is one of those scams where they figure if you send out enough bills some poor suckers will pay it. I thought I was done with BellSouth forever but I guess they have different plans. WHAT A SCAM COMPANY!

Have someone from Mr. Ackermans office call me and identify themselves by their FULL name so they can get an earful.


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Re: Yet another BellSouth SCAM by jmullins39 Sat January 13, 2007 @ 8:24 PM

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by jim s. Posted Tue August 5, 2008 @ 3:08 AM

Prospers.org? Isn't that the site where they post pictures of
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by Marge Posted Wed December 20, 2006 @ 8:34 PM

Very good response Harleycat! Some phone charges, like directory
assistance or certain long distance charges, are always billed a month
later, AFTER the actual phone call because guess what, you can't be
charged ahead of time for calls you have not made. .92 sounds like it
is either a directory assistance call, or some type of short long
ditance charge typically seen when you fax something long distance,
depending upon your per minute charge.

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by Harleycat Posted Sun December 17, 2006 @ 1:31 PM

It's not a scam, there are times when calls made during a particular
billing cycle do not show up until one or two billing cycles later.
Does it say what this charge is for? Is it for a pro rated amount of
your monthly charge? Is it for a long distance call?

When I cancel a phone line, I always wait one billing cycle after the
final bill to see what charges and/or credits appear before I make
payment.

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Re: Yet another BellSouth SCAM by Steve S Wed December 20, 2006 @ 10:11 PM


Think what you want by Harleycat Tue December 26, 2006 @ 3:31 PM




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