Godish.com — SCAM
I welcome any comments from Dish Network regarding my complaint against godish.com a.k.a. Today's Satellite, inc. I believe Dish Network has some responsibility as it pertains to my complaint. Godish.com claims to originate an average of eight hundred to twelve hundred new customers a day for Dish Network. I discovered hundreds of other individual's complaints against godish.com just like mine on numerous internet sites. The following is my complaint:
June 2, 2010, Napa, CA - I recently established Dish satellite service through godish.com over the telephone. The phone order processing time with godish.com was approximately twenty-five minutes. A good portion of the time was attributed from the godish.com representative describing disclosures - about ten all together - each of which were lengthy in detail, spoken fast and considerably convoluted. At one point I requested the representative to stop and repeat a portion of one of the sections - she insisted to allow her to finish with all of the disclosures and we could revisit the question later. I would bet somewhere among the fast talk there was mention of a "fee" but the approach by godish.com is a very well planned and deliberate strategy - inundate the consumer with a barrage of information so that it would be humanly impossible to comprehend the little things they want to slip by the consumer.
Early into the phone order, all relevant information was requested and collected by godish.com. This included my social security number for a credit check - to establish an account with Dish satellite - as well a credit card. The godish.com representative explained that a credit card was needed to establish verification of my identity - another step to establish my account with Dish satellite. At this time there was no mention of any fees or amounts to be charged to the card, simply for identification purposes as Dish would be providing all equipment and installation at their cost. It made sense at the time- if I should default on the account, Dish would have recourse to collect for their equipment and installation costs. Again, no mention of any fees or charges by godish.com. The order was completed and we had an installation date scheduled. So far so good.
A few days had passed from the date we had established the account when I discovered the charge on my credit card activity online. I routinely audit my credit card accounts, debit card accounts and bank accounts. Usually every two or three days. I have outstanding credit and want to keep it that way. I was completely surprised to find a charge for $49.99. I immediately brought my discovery to my husband's attention as he participated in the ordering process with godish.com over a speaker phone. Just like myself, he couldn't recall any reference from the godish.com representative of any charges. He was just as surprised as I was. He concurred with me that the only reason we needed to provide my credit card was to verify my identity as part of establishing the account with Dish satellite. Without any time wasted, we contacted godish.com to explain that we were charged. They claim we were well informed and that it was clearly disclosed during the phone order. They claim to have the "recorded" conversation which includes me agreeing to paying the fee. Neither my husband nor myself were told they would be charging me a $49.99 processing fee. We both are very diligent and thorough when making purchases - especially those involving contractual agreements for payments over a period of time. We argued with the godish.com representative that we simply would have not completed the order if we were aware of the fee, as we would have shopped around more to see if this was a standard practice of other Dish retailers or if it were negotiable.
I am a licensed professional in the medical field, earn a six figure salary, have excellent credit with absolutely no debt. I have better things to do with my time than to contest and pursue collecting back my $49.99 that was taken from me without my authorization. I searched online for others that may have experienced this with godish.com. It wasn't a surprise to me that I easily discovered countless complaints from other individuals against godish.com for the very same thing.
What next? I will provide a thorough explanation of my experience and complaint with supporting evidence of other individual's complaints to the following parties:
Texas Attorney General's Office
County Sheriff's Office
City Police Department
Local Better Business Bureau
Local Chamber of Commerce
City Mayor's Office
Commissioner's Office of The FCC
As I mentioned earlier I have better things to do with my time, however I WILL MAKE TIME TO PURSUE HOLDING THOSE THAT MISLEAD, DECEIVED AND DEFRAUDED MYSELF AND OTHERS FULLY ACCOUNTABLE.
Comments welcome: [protected]@gmail.com
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