Direct TV / directv billing fraud
I had been with direct tv for several years (About 7 or 8 yrs) and as they stated I always bought my equipment from then. About a year ago I "bought" an hd dvr for about 300.00. When I noticed I was getting charged a lease fee of 4.99 mo. I thought "oh this is another mistake", as in the past when they were charging me when they shouldn't because I had purchased not leased my equipment. When I called in to rectify the situation I was told no I did not buy this piece of equipment for $300.00 I leased!!! I said who in their right mind would pay to lease something for 300.00 + 4.99 a month. I told the rep to look and see that I always purchase. I was told at that time that they no longer sell equipment they only lease. I asked her to show me where I signed saying I leased this equipment. She told me it was on the paperwork I signed when it was installed (By a company, who by the way took my old receiver that I owned and they tired to charge me for this receiver also). I told her it said nothing on the paperwork about leasing. Fast forward several months and I decided to cancel my service since the hd dvr never worked most of the time. When I went to cancel they charged me over 100.00 for the rest of the lease they say I signed up for at 4.99 or 5.99 a mo. (It changes at random) they also told me I had to return the hd dvr. When I reminded them that I bought it and to show me where I signed the rep. They told me there was a sticker on the box!!! Since when does a sticker on the box constitute a binding contract???!!!
I told them I would not return until they proved to me that I signed something stating I leased a piece of equipment for 300.00 (Equipment I see on ad for free all the time).
Being that they are direct tv and can do anything they want and ruin my credit they now demanded that I now pay over $500.00 for this hd dvr!!! Or they would report me to credit agencies. I decided to go ahead and return while I figure out how to fight them. Now that I have returned the equipment I have now gotten another bill for tax!!! For the amount of $38.78!!! This is absolute thievery and fraud!!
If you could be of assistance or point me in the correct direction I would greatly appreciated it. It is time we stop this corporate fraud the thievery in this country!!
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