Monday, June 04, 2007
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. (http://www.oanweb.com/) 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.
Posted by One Of The Girls at 6:36 AM
Dragonheart posted at 6:35 AM
Scary how many of these scams are out there! I'm glad Verizon took care of it for you.
The Meezers posted at 7:22 AM
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 posted at 7:41 AM
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 posted at 7:54 AM
Thanks for the warning. I better go check our bill!
The Crew posted at 9:27 AM
I don't concern myself with bills...that's Mom & Dad problem, but I'll let them know what you said.
DEBRA posted at 10:24 AM
Those bad scammers!!!
Glad you caught it.
Beau Beau & Angie posted at 4:27 PM
We bet those scammers have really bad lives. All one of dem. Dey prolly don't sleep good eifur.
Marie the Defender posted at 5:20 PM
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 posted at 6:18 PM
Mum is furry good about checking the bills. That is when I attack her feets, when she sits at her desk.
Suzanne posted at 10:20 PM
thank you for the public service announcement! i *love* how we work to take care of each other!
Marilyn MonREOW posted at 12:20 AM
Oh, scams are awful! Thanks for the heads-up. I'll make sure Mom knows about it.
Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.
Karen Jo posted at 1:41 AM
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.
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