I reported on these unethical, scheming and ultimately illegal tactics on 11/17/2008 and am here again with an update.
Once the dish network people made it clear that they did not care if they practice ripoff tactics, and after finishing talking to Gilbert Lopez at corporate dish network offices in Colorado, I decided to try to protect myself and my paltry checking account.
The first thing I did once I was 'disconnected' from my conversation with Gilbert was to call my cu and cancel my debit card. So far, this has saved me from any unauthorized, stealing, ripoff withdrawals from my account. Thaaank you jeeezus!!
I have no idea how I can get out of the bogus contract the 'installers' in Mill Creek WA screwed me into. Gilbert sent me a copy of the 'contract' which was NOT a part of the original paperwork provided me by the Mill Creek, WA 'installers'. The 'copy' I received from Gilbert has my initials but I had no copy of the contract when the installation was 'executed'. He (Gilbert) simply added my initials to this 'contract' via electronic defacing. The 'installers' verbal assurances were nothing but a fart in the dust. Those guys should be extremely ashamed of themselves. Haven't we ALL had enough of the enron.
My only hope is that word travels well enough in 2009 to keep unsuspecting people like myself from being scammed into a bogus contract. Dish Network from what I see in the media is slowly 'passing away' Thaaank you jeeezus!! The ### deserve to be refused by every major and not-so-major television network out there and I truly believe they will faaaaade away. The sooner the better.
DISH Network when you die I will piss on your grave.