Too Lazy — BOGUS CHARGES
A small charge showed up on the cell bill before last and I ignored it, I GUESS I WAS JUST TOO LAZY, much to my ensuing regret about the manifestations of irony. The current bill, which I received today, had a full blown $9.99 charge in the category Data - Premium TXT Messaging, too big to ignore. I didn't have a clue as to what the charges were for so I called my provider (Verizon) about billing. They checked their records and identified the charges coming from Too Lazy and how to stop it, like maybe this wasn't the first complaint. I don't know who TOO LAZY is, I don't know what texting service TOO LAZY they provides or provided me, but I found out there is a record of a text and return from me last month that constitutes authorization to charge my account! I checked my inbox and sent box to find zippo ("jeez, sir, you can erase it, our records are clear about texts, you know"), yet I remain certain I didn't consciously authorize any thing nor did I have the presence of mind to pull a scam about scams on my provider. While I was at it I put a stop on all these kinds of charges, like a credit stop. To stop the text messaging from Too Lazy use the 5 digit phone # 47941 with the 3 letter word message: End. An auto response came back in a couple seconds that no more texts or charges would come, as to that, it has been 2 hours, so who knows yet? Verizon was very helpful in initiating a stop, but zero help in getting the charges reversed. They wouldn't do it, but gave me a TOO LAZY customer service number, [protected], which is a recording only, no humans.
The message gave the same 5-digit number but said to send the 4 character word STOP. I hope end is the end of it, I want this to stop too, so maybe... nah, no more texting to this number. The web site nomoretexting.com was suggested, which lead me here.
I am a suspicious sort and am loathe to admit volunteering for this abuse, so for right now, this looks like a bureaucratic scavenger hunt shell game I'm losing.
TOO LAZY, reverse the charges!