AmeriTel Services / Fraudulent billing
AmeriTel Services, a California 900 number billing company, has been harassing a senior citizen couple in Santa Fe NM about calls they never made. He is in his 80s and she is in her late 70s. They have been my friends for nearly 40 years and I am helping them fight back against this lying, scummy fraudulent company.
AmeriTel alleges $193 in three calls made late November to a 900 sex number around midnight. These two senior citizens live alone and go to sleep about 8pm. When the company was contacted about bill and the fact these senior citizens did not make the calls, the company said they did "research" and the bill was accurate. The company is now making threats against this elderly couple.
For an interesting read about this company, check out this link at the Los Angeles BBB:
This company has earned an "F" from the LA BBB for similar harassing of people for fraudulent bills on non-existent calls. Be sure to read the individual complaints against this company! Many are from other senior citizens.
It is our plan to report this company to:
* the Better Business Bureau, (http://www.bbb.org/us/Consumer-Complaints/ )
* the NM attorney general,
* the US Postal System for fraudulent use of US mail (https://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud/MailFraudComplaint.htm),
* the Federal Trade Commission Fraud dept (http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/),
* and AARP for harassing seniors (http://www.aarpfraudfighters.org/).
Further, we will be contacting all of the credit rating companies (equifax, Trans Union, Experian) with a report about this company's bogus billing and threats against this couple.
If this company is harassing you, FIGHT BACK!! They are the ### of the earth for what they are doing to seniors!