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NYPost Article About VZ Cramming

Danny Burstein (
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 04:52:45 -0500


November 28, 2005 - It pays to scrutinize your telephone bill - just
ask Robert Bell.

The 60-year-old financial analyst recently spotted an unexpected $7.22
charge on his Verizon bill. It was for an eight-minute collect call
made in September from an Annapolis, Md., payphone to his home office
in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Bell says he and his family never accepted -- or were even asked to
accept -- the phantom call.

[ snippety snip. rest of article gives plenty
of additional examples along with VZ's comment
that they know nutting about any such complaints ... despite documen-

"If they were knowingly gaming their customer base with fraudulent
charges, the senior management of Verizon should be wearing handcuffs
and orange jump suits," Bell said.
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
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