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Idearc Media / Verizon / misleading fraudulant sales practices

1 MD, United States

Idearc Media pay per click advertising is a scam. I have been in business for 17 years and have had an active website for several years. I was contacted by Neil Shipman of Idearc regarding pay per click marketing. Basically they supposedly drive relevent customers to my website through . I agreed to try it from Jan.2008 until April to see how it goes. After being billed for several hundred hits to my site to the tune of almost $2000 and no increase in calls (except for solicitors trying to sell me products and services) I decided that out of the many hits most of them were Idearc employees or friends of employees hitting my site to drive up fees. I tried to cancel. First through a phone call. My rep. said I cannot cancel (after he agreed to my terms of trying it for a few months) I then emailed Idearc and got a message back saying I had to cancel through my rep. Called him again and got the same response so I asked for a supervisor. After almost 20 calls to her voice mail she called me back and said I cannot cancel and billing will continue... I reported the credit card stolen to stop the charges and spoke to my lawyer who said do nothing and let them sue you...the collection calls have started and boy are they rude and aggressive..I probably will not get my $2000+ back but I am taking great pleasure in verbally assaulting any debt collector calling me on behalf of IDEARC MEDIA or VERIZON

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