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Verizon Wireless billing trick, scam $40 "mistake"

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Quick, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermo@cnet.com> wrote in
    news:KDUEc.3347$YK5.1122@fe32.usenetserver.com:

    > Thank you Tom. And of course we'll come to expect people saying, "did
    > you read the fine print", or, "did you ask those questions before
    > signing". I bet half the people in this group has been robbed or has
    > had money taken from them every month without even knowing about it.
    > Not a lot of money to notice right away...but like I said before. When
    > you have billing *mistakes* happen to hundred of thousands of people,
    > your going to get a lot of money out of it.
    >


    Conversely, I won the lottery a few years ago when a credit for over $400
    showed up on my Verizon Wireless bill! I sat tight, figuring the idiots
    running the company would notice their error and kept putting money into
    the wireless pot to pay the bill after the error was discovered.

    The same idiots you've dealt with never noticed or wouldn't admit they'd
    made a mistake of this proportion to their managers, putting their asses on
    the block. So, I got a "Good Customer Bonus" for a few months before my
    credit ran out....to my delight.....(c;

    Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!

    Larry
    try it....great fun.
     



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  2. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  8. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  9. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  10. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  11. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  12. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  13. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  14. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  15. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  16. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  18. Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone but me ALWAYS overpay and recurring bill by some odd amount
    > like 73 cents? I always do. If the bill is for $42, I send them a check
    > for $42.73 and always maintain that little credit to my account. You just
    > KNOW whatever company has these few dollars on that stupid computer have
    > GOTTA screw up every so many billings......ad nauseum. I used to play this
    > game with Bell$not landline for 30 years.....worked great!


    We overpay, but only because Sarah doesn't like taking odd amounts out of
    the checkbook balance - if we owe $41.39 for example, she'll probably pay $45.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  19. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    Larry W4CSC wrote:
    > The same idiots you've dealt with never noticed or wouldn't admit they'd
    > made a mistake of this proportion to their managers,


    I am dealing with a similar situation right now. Somehow VZW managed to
    take an auto bill payment out of my checking account despite the fact
    that I have never given them my checking account details, only my
    credit card (given how many errors they make I would be insane to let
    them anywhere near my checking account).

    My credit union is adamant that VZW took the money from my checking
    account and VZW is adamant they didn't do that. So either VZW or
    the credit union have to admit to a mistake, or I am getting that
    money back since it is a phantom error.

    Roger
     
  20. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    Larry W4CSC wrote:
    > The same idiots you've dealt with never noticed or wouldn't admit they'd
    > made a mistake of this proportion to their managers,


    I am dealing with a similar situation right now. Somehow VZW managed to
    take an auto bill payment out of my checking account despite the fact
    that I have never given them my checking account details, only my
    credit card (given how many errors they make I would be insane to let
    them anywhere near my checking account).

    My credit union is adamant that VZW took the money from my checking
    account and VZW is adamant they didn't do that. So either VZW or
    the credit union have to admit to a mistake, or I am getting that
    money back since it is a phantom error.

    Roger
     

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