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International Satellite Communications / Local phone call placed at phone booth on Les Champs Elysee in Paris

1 United States Review updated:

I placed two phone calls on April 4, 2009 in Paris, France -- both calls were made in Paris to a local Paris phone number for a few minutes each time. Over one week later, $101.57 was charged to my credit card for these two calls (for call #1 I was charged $63.59 and for call #2 $37.98). Neither the connection fee or fee per minute was listed on the advertisement posted in the phone booth and I was shocked to find this outrageous fee charged to my credit card. When I called customer service, they told me that there is a range of "fees per minute" and that it depends on the call (they were not able to specifically tell me how much one would be charged per minute when making a local call) and that the connection fee for each call was $15. This is false advertisement, a blatant withholding of information, and a violent attack against consumers worldwide. People should be warned of this corporation and International Satellite Communications should be publically labeled as the deceitful scam artist that it is.

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  • Th
      13th of Mar, 2010
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    I had the same thing happen to me in Thornton, Colorado. I was charged $14.00 for a 3 min phone call. No fees are posted on the phone. I am currently working on getting this compnay shut down!

  • In
      9th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    The BBG/ Faircall/ International Satellite Communications scam must be stopped
    John Mattes here at .We are talking to consumers around the globe and asking for details of how they got scammed by BBG./ International SatelliteCommunications / faircall ... so we can take action. The scam has gone on for at least 5 years at hotels and pay phones all over the world.If enough consumers stand up we can end the scam .Write giving us details of how they scammed you. Send to [email protected]
    See all our scam busting stories at

    Thank you in advance

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