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Cons Call Home

Posted:    Sandytime

refund

Complaint Rating:  98 % with 59 votes
Contact information:
Cons Call Home
Ft. Myers, Florida
United States
I signed up with this company that offerred a local phone number to my husband who is currently at the Western Correctional center in Mt. Sterling, IL.
This company immediately debited my checking account and sent me a local number. The next day a representative from Cons call home, informed me that since I also lived in the state of Illinois, they could not help me. Seven weeks later they refunded my account, minus a 19.90 set-up fee. They failed to mention on their website that this would not work at this facility. I believe I am entitled to the set-up fee because it is a scam. If everyone in the State of Illinois fell for this scam, this company is getting rich off of people in their most difficult financial times.
Thank you,
Sandra Miller
Sandytime@mchsi.com
1220 51 Ave. apt. 103
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309-558-0864
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 25th of Aug, 2009 by   Tonytsu 0 Votes
thx for your post it will help with my decision hope they give you a FULL REFUND
 19th of Feb, 2010 by   beckyann37 0 Votes
i was also a victim of the same thing only i filed a dispute with my credit card and they got all my money back including the 19.95 set up fee and cons call home have sent me an email stating that i need to pay an outstanding balance for the fees that my credit card imposed on them for me filing a dispute and they are threatening to turn it over to collections agency so now i am filing a complaint to the bbb. so we'll see what happens from here... i told them i wonder how many people they are actually getting $20 off of, the supervisor stated oh several but there have been some accounts that have gone through
 26th of Mar, 2010 by   KIAsunshine 0 Votes
RIP OFF!!!

This company CONS CALL HOME is a complete RIP OFF!!! They sell phone numbers that Do Not even work.. then they tell you to call MILLI CORP (WHICH IS THEIR DBA NAME) AND Milli Corp tells you that they don't even recognize the number that CONS CALL HOME provided.

No REFUND!! they are the real CONS - they are not even recognized by the Better Business Bureau
INFO BY THE BBB LISTED HERE. TO FILE A COMPLAINT ONLINE GO TO:

Email: info@bbbwestflorida.org
Web: http://www.bbbwestflorida.org <
MORE COMPANY INFO:
Name: Cons Call Home
Phone: (888) 524-6151 (888) 524-6151 (888) 524-6151 (888) 524-6151
Address: PO Box 101379

Cape Coral, FL 33910-1379
Website: www.conscallhome.com
Original Business Start Date: May 2008

Customer Contact: Ms. Karen L. - (888) 524-6151 (888) 524-6151 (888) 524-6151 (888) 524-6151

Type of Business: Long Distance Phone Services
BBB Accreditation: Cons Call Home is not a BBB Accredited business.

Additional DBA Names: Millicorp
 3rd of Jun, 2010 by   kat1123 +1 Votes
i have a son in noble.. who told me to call cons call home so i did and globel tel link which is the phone system they use told me i could not use them that its considerd a three party call.. so i called cons back.. and they said it was a lie. but it wasnt so i told them i wanted a refund they said ok.. well its been 2 months or better and still no money back on my card.. i dont know what kind of game these people are playing but its time it ends.. i am fileing a complaint to the BBB as soon as tommrow... cause i am good at playing thier game but better.. !
thanks ( kat)
 25th of Jun, 2010 by   Edwin Fontanez +1 Votes
these (con)scall for con artist they gave me a number 7 days after they took my money the numbers were no good and it has been 5 weeks and even me calling them almost daily i still havent recieved my second months refund they con me with the first month now they are trying to keep the next month money with a bussiness like this where you make money for nothing they will become rich sooner than later if people keep falling for their lies thank tou "ED" 4847645221
 25th of Jun, 2010 by   Edwin Fontanez +1 Votes
Yes (con)scall home stands for con artist robbing people of their money and instead of making it easier for the inmate they just take advantage of people DO NOT USE THEIR SERVICE IS JUST A SCAM
 14th of Jul, 2010 by   Edwin Fontanez 0 Votes
Well after waiting 7 weeks for my refund oh they said the good news is your refund has been processed yes, processed but not just after waiting 7 weeks and still havent got credit the refund but they also charged for the refund being processed an additional $8.00 they are keeping because it wasent enough for them to keep the first month, and set-up fees that I didnt use now they have to keep an additional $8.00 for their hard work of making me wait 2 months to get my refund FREINDS IT IS CHEAPER FOR YOUR LOVE ONES TO BUY AND USE A CALLING CARD AFTER ALL BELIEVE ME IT IS JUST NOT WORTH THE HASSLE TO DEAL WITH THIS MEGA INTERNET RIP_OFF COMPANY(COMPANYS) CONSCALL HOME, MILLICORP AND WHO KNOWS WHAT OTHER NAMES THEY USE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE
EDWIN FONTANEZ 4847645221
 16th of Jul, 2010 by   Edwin Fontanez 0 Votes
Tonight has now been 6 weeks and still i havent recieved my refund people do yourself a favor and dont utilize CONSCALLHOME AKA MILLICORP just two of the who knows how many names they use to lure hard working honest people for them to RIP YOU OFF i now have complaint to the BBB i also have spoken to my state representative about CONSCALLHOME RIP!!! OFF!!! and the buck dont stop here just waiting for a few more days and people after i get thru there going to find out what happens to bussineses with these type of practices
 8th of Aug, 2010 by   Lilmsprelaw 0 Votes
This is the letter that I have sent to their customer service trying to resolve the issue. I did call in and speak with a rep. and she stated that she would listen to the call and see if what I was saying was true. I do not mind paying for service's I use but to be blatantly stolen from is not right. I also know that there are many people out there that if this happened to it could be devastating for. Mind you they are registered out of Floridia under Millicorp which is their parent company if you need to file a complaint. Also you can notify the FCC of these unethical practices, but from the research that I have done it appears they are used to dealing with these kinds of issues from them. Just remember to always check with the facility your loved one is in for accepted carriers.
I opened my account on March 29, 2010. Upon learning that your services could not be used within 24 hours I called customer service to let them know that I would be canceling services. the customer service representative suggested that I call a different carrier PCS. During that converseration I did acknowledge the fact that I would not be receiving a refund. He stated that he would leave the account open for that month due to the fact that it was paid for, and clearly it was just left open unused, collecting a debt. Now unfortunately I am being told that I have all of this outstanding debt of 4 months that will be going to collections.
Why would anyone leave open an account accruing debt if they could never use it? If this is the unethical practice of your company I am sure that the better business bureau of Florida would like to be informed of such practices.

Their address is 141 NW 20th St Ste H3 Boca Raton, FL 33431, and their FCC # is FRN 0018930511
If you have a complaint you will want to contact the FCC and the BBB of florida.
 14th of Sep, 2010 by   JillSkii -1 Votes
I am wondering if anyone is familar with a company called Fairrates.org. It sounds to me like this company has the same procedure are conscallhome. I would appreciate any input before I use them.
Thanks!!!
 5th of Nov, 2010 by   mwhite762001 0 Votes
Cons call home is a complete scam. My fiance is being held in the state of VA. I also live in VA. He's 4 hours away. Apparently if you're in the same state the service won't work for you. However, it was no problem for them to assign me a local number and charge my credit card right away. It was never communicated to me by the representative that this service would not benefit us. Now I'm told I have to wait 5 to 7 weeks to receive a refund. I'm on a tight budget and this is the last thing I need right now. From what I'm reading in the complaints here it doesn't look like I'll be getting back the set-up fee either. I hope someone puts this company out of business ASAP!!
 8th of Nov, 2010 by   Kathy Stewart 0 Votes
Yes, everyone who has been taken advantage of by conscallhome needs to report them to the BBB but also file a complaint with your bank when you immediately cancel service before using as I did & not getting your total refund of the $19.99 that they charge for basically nothing.
 14th of Jan, 2011 by   AngelHeartedMom 0 Votes
I am renewing two accounts with ConsCallHome, one domestic and one international. I researched several companies before choosing to go with ConsCallHome. I have not had any trouble with changing numbers, fraudulent activity on my credit card or any other issue. Every time I have contacted them with questions or adding minutes around the holidays it had been super easy. They are also one of the very few companies for prison phone plans when the card information is kept in the United States and not outsourced overseas. I empathize with the problems so many seem to be having, as if having an incarcerated loved one wasn't hard enough. I pray it all works out for you all.
 22nd of Feb, 2011 by   Matt123456789 0 Votes
I use Direct Voice Communications http://direcvoicenow.com, These programs really can save you a lot of money. I was getting calls from my brother in Tennessee to Vermont and was paying almost 20$ for a 15 min call. I now have a local number to the Nashville jail and my calls are $1.38 per 15 min call. Direct Voice works great for me, however I think all these companies provide the same kind of service.
ALSO Global Tel*link has no way of knowing where you call is being forwarded to, There is no difference if you buy a cell phone local to the jail or prison that you loved one is located so they call call a local number VS a long distance one. Its the same principal. They just don't want you to do it because they loose money on the long distance calls that are very overpriced to begin with. If you are paying long distance to these Prison and Jail phone companies ... STOP... they are ripping everyone off. Get you a local number that routes to your long distance phone and be done with it !
I have been using one for 2 years now with no problem and 20$ lasts me all month.

Matthew, Vermont
 13th of Apr, 2011 by   Kelly W. Packer 0 Votes
I wish i had read all of these before i used this service! they ripped me off big time. I will never let this go and I intend to warn the other 535 inmates at the correctional facility i am associated with. Your loss "cons" call home ! perfect name for your company !!!
 6th of May, 2011 by   vikki1 0 Votes
Totally agree! Cons Call Home, Get Connected, and all the other "services" or so they call themselves are all just scams! It's really sad when these companies take advantage of those already considered "the disadvantaged". Hopefully, one day they will get their Karma.
 16th of May, 2011 by   shanti112281 0 Votes
so glad I read this! Someone advised me at my last visit about conscallhome and I was so excited to hear about it. However it sounded to good to be true so i decided to do a little research first. even though I am disappointed I want to thank everyone on here who has made a complaint against this company.
 30th of May, 2011 by   coolmansylk 0 Votes
they have my friend in jail when the people at cons call home should be arrested!!! how can you charge me money for a service you know wont work in my area then refuse too reimbers me????
 16th of Jun, 2011 by   crystal thompson +1 Votes
wow i wished i would have read this stuff i totally got ripped off!!! they lie everytime i talk to them telling me that i am getting my money back. How can they get away with it????? MOST PRISONS DO NOT allow call forwarding. If they get caught using this service they lose their phone and go to the hole. How do we file a class action law suit??? anyone know??? they are a bunch of liers and scams and need to be taken down. what low lives to prey on people who are already down. The people who do not have problems with cons call home is because the prison does not realixe that they are using the service. they just think they are calling a local number but if they find out the person is in HUGE trouble. ya if you want to be like cons call home and con people use the service, but if you get caught the consequences are huge. their name does fit them though i have to agree. I been waiting 5 months now to get my money back. Now they say they refunded my bank and the bank needs to figure it out. truth is thats another lie they been telling for past five months, also they said they could not refund the amount i paid for more lies they said such as the 2nd card was non refundable and extra fees. bottem line is i have not gotten a penny back and they have no intention of doing so. I dont even give a shit about the money any more what they are doing is WRONG!!! I will continue on untill I find the right person to take them DOWN!!! has anyone filed a complaint with the FBOP??? I know at one time they were involved in a lawsuit with them. I will be back they have not heard the last of me Any other people with info on a class action law suit would greatly be appreciated or other places to file a l complaint.
 2nd of Feb, 2012 by   JEShearer 0 Votes
i am one day into the cons call home experiance. already not happy first trial run did not work. one more try and im calling my lawyer, this is a fight i will win

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