Monday, June 04, 2007

Scam Alert

Please check your phone bill monthly for charges that look suspicious. We were billed $7.14 from a business called OAN Services. Their website is bogus. ( I called Verizon and they told me that they (Verizon) bill so many 3rd parties, they don't check to see who they are. OAN claims we made a directory assistance call at 6:50 AM (we never call at that time) and the charge was $7.14. When I called the toll free number, the guy said he would cut a check and block our phone number; very nice. Of course, we would never see the check, the lady at Verizon verified this, and took the amount off our bill. I did a search for OAN scams and they have been doing this for 8 years!!

Go HERE to see what others have said.

Back to regular cat blogging tomorrow.

CalicoMom Toni


Dragonheart said...

Scary how many of these scams are out there! I'm glad Verizon took care of it for you.

The Meezers said...

That was nice of Verizon to take the charges off your bill. I will have to check my bill too! - Meezer Mom Mary

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh oh, now yoo haf mom wondering cuz she duzzent think dad checks da bills furry closely. 8 years is a long time to get away wif rip-offs like dis. Why aren't dem bad beans in jail?

Daisy said...

Thanks for the warning. I better go check our bill!

The Crew said...

I don't concern myself with bills...that's Mom & Dad problem, but I'll let them know what you said.


DEBRA said...


Those bad scammers!!!
Glad you caught it.


Beau Beau & Angie said...

We bet those scammers have really bad lives. All one of dem. Dey prolly don't sleep good eifur.

Marie the Defender said...

That totally pisses my mommy off! She hates scammers, and sure hates those middlemen who SHOULD be double-checking to make sure the billing is correct and they don't!?

I am glad that your mommy checked and got the charge taken off. Everyone should always check their stuff she says.

Anyways, I can't wait to hear from you kitties again tomorrow!

Derby said...

Mum is furry good about checking the bills. That is when I attack her feets, when she sits at her desk.

Suzanne said...

thank you for the public service announcement! i *love* how we work to take care of each other!

mama toni

Anonymous said...

Oh, scams are awful! Thanks for the heads-up. I'll make sure Mom knows about it.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Karen Jo said...

Thanks for the warning. I never imagined such a thing could happen. I'll be checking my phone bill much more carefully now. I'm glad Verizon fixed your bill.