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I received a call from John from Unified Services telling me the same thing everyone else has been saying. $1.95 for 1000 dollar shopping spree and a vacation. This is definitely a scam, I am glad I found this site. The point of this blog is to ask people if they are also Verizon customers. I noticed a few other complaints which were either customers or cell phone users of this company. If, in fact, most people are their customers the complaints should lie solely with Verizon, for it might be that they are selling our phone numbers. If you are a Verizon customer please comment on this blog. If this is the case I will go after Verizon, since I believe there is not much we can do about a company in India. But there is much we can do about an American Company selling phone numbers to scam artist company's across the world.

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  • Al
    Alice Catalan Mar 30, 2007
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    Took 149.80 from my account for phone services and internet services i do not have. Be careful!

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    Samantha Wathen Apr 02, 2007
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    I also was charged for the same amount of 149.80 to my account for services I didn't have or receive, as well, for phone and internet charges tool. Does anyone know where they are located? I need to find out that as well as their website, if they have any.... I had to put a fraud alert on my account and spoke to the police. I intend to take it to the attorney general as well. (Indiana)

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  • Sa
    Samantha Wathen Apr 02, 2007
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    I got a letter from them today. I suggest you contact your attorney general in your area and file a complaint. Here's their address:

    Unified Services
    5940 South Rainbow Blvd., Suite 2007
    Las Vegas, NV 89118

    And put a fraud alert on your account, so they can't take any more money out of it, until you have the money back then close your account and open a new one.

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  • La
    Larrina Irving Apr 02, 2007
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    That's great info. Do you have a number for them? Did you ever get your money back?

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    Larrina Irving Apr 02, 2007
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    Unified Services - I was fruaded too for the same amount!

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  • Ev
    Evan G. Apr 06, 2007
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    Same here. They called me up and said that all I had to pay was $1.99. Next thing I know, I was charged for the same amount you mentioned: $149.80. And when I called them they claimed that it was for the "prize package" that they sent me which consisted of a $1,000 online gift certificate which I never used because it required my credit card information, a "3 day vacation" which sounds too good to be true and a sample bottle of thermoboost or whatever.

    Anyway, I sent them a letter request a refund and cancellation of my "accounts" and they sent me a reply stating that I "agreed" to pay that amount and denying my refund request.

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  • He
    Helene Apr 06, 2007
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    One guy from nified has been calling me for the past two weeks about my "account". He said I had been qualified for a prize package. The first couple of times I was pretty busy to discuss it, so I asked him to call me back. I started having a bad feeling when I realized how determined he was to contact me and offer me a prize for "free". Anyway, he called me a few minutes ago and asked me about my bank information which I didn't give, and spend about 30 min trying to convince me to disclose the info. I'll suggest you all to be aware of this type of fraud. If anybody offers you something for free but ask for your account information, hang up the phone or ask them to send everything by mail and you'll read to through. That's what I did. Also search online about the company and talk to your friends, they might know if it's a scam.

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  • Ro
    Roshan Ramachandran Apr 09, 2007
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    Same Here. No Contact number also. Are they charging this amount every month?

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  • Ra
    Rakesh Prasad Apr 10, 2007
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    Hi there,

    I have also received an envelope having 3 days stay and $1000 dollars gift certificate. Please let me know how do I prevent them from taking the money, which fortunately is not taken from my account. But I remember they had asked my account no. and routing number. I am worried if they will charge the same to me.

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  • Ia
    Ian Thomas Apr 21, 2007
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    I've been contacted by these people (Unified Services) dozens of times. Thankfully I've been taught never to give any financial information over the phone, particularly to someone I don't know.

    I would think a lawsuit is certainly a viable, and winnable option here. With all these people Unified's defrauded, there should be a movement for compensation through legal action. I'll gladly sign on under attempt to commit fraud charges with anyone willing to pursue this.

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  • Ja
    Jamillah Brown Apr 22, 2007
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    My niece was taken in by the same company recently. They offered her free tickets, vacation for two, internet, telephone and a $1500 loan. They said all she had to do is give then $1.95 so when she checked her bank account they had authorized a check in the amount of $149.80. Just like that, with no warning the overdraft fees happened. I really would like to see these people pay for there actions, they are preying on unsuspected victims. She is to graduate high school and go off to college this fall and should not have to deal with this type of horror.

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  • Ny
    NY resident Apr 24, 2007
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    Thank you for previous post. Some agent of this company - Unified Services, called me about this package deal with $1000 in coupons for online use & a 3 day 2 night package to over 20 destinations. all that was asked was $1.95 for shipping and handling and the rest was absolutely free. but in order to do this i would need to give him my checking account # and bank name. Once he asked for that, i was skeptical and put him on hold. I searched for complaints about this company and found this site. looking at previous threads and complaints i told him that he wasn't getting any information over the phone. if he wanted my business he should send me the package information first. But he wouldn't stop there; he was trying to convince me that this was safe and that i cant be defrauded. so i had enough and hung up. Thank you all for your posts.

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  • Ja
    Jared May 10, 2007
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    Alice, Samantha, and Roshan,

    We discovered your complaints posted regarding our services. We would appreciate the opportunity to respond to your complaint.

    It appears you signed up for our amazing package including a free 3-day, 2-night hotel stay and a complimentary $1000 Internet shopping spree.

    We also offer three, 10-day trials in conjunction with our complimentary hotel stay and shopping spree. Call USA is the first service and offers long-distance in the form of a calling card. This calling card can be used at any touch-tone telephone and includes unlimited state-to-state calling and international calling to over 60 countries. Our second offer is Online Advantage; which is unlimited, high-speed, dialup Internet. We provide free customer service and technical support and access to the Internet at over 10,000 access points nationwide (great for traveling). Our final offer, Ultra Thermo Boost 2000 is a dietary weight-loss supplement. Our supplement contains the natural, safe ingredient Hoodia. If the customer opts in to any of these offers, they agree to cancel the services(s) within the 10-day trial period to avoid charges.

    All customer orders are verified by a third-party taped verification. Each taped verification is reviewed to make sure that the customer did, in fact, agree to our products and services. During the taped verification, the exact terms and conditions were described to you. Additionally, when you agreed to our services, we communicated our contact information to you, including toll-free numbers for each of the services through which to cancel should you decide you did not need them.

    We are very concerned with customer service and with the satisfaction of our customers. Because you are unsatisfied with our products and/or services, we would like to mail you a refund agreement for the full amount of “149.50” to you for your signature. I have forwarded your names to our customer service manager. He will personally be contacting you within a few days to begin the refund process.

    We appreciate this opportunity to respond to your complaints. We hope this will satisfy your concerns and that these matters will be considered resolved.

    Respectfully,

    Jared (Badge #1096)
    Quality Control,
    Unified Services

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  • Ja
    Jared May 10, 2007
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    Larrina,

    I offer to you the same refund as the others previously noted. I'll have someone contact you.

    Best,

    Jared (Badge #1096)
    Quality Control
    Unified Services

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  • Ma
    manuel fontes May 17, 2007
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    I was also contacted by them offering to send me a how to financial book for a small fee of 1.95 and all i had to do was give them the info. After doing that i received phone calls from auto dealers and debt consolidators so i thought they where for real. But they did not cover the phone, internet or diet pills in the call nor did they cover the ten day trail or give me a cancellation phone number. A month later I'm out 149.80 and i don't have what i apparently paid for.

    They do have me on tape confirming as i do believe everyone else throwing a baby fit over this, take it as a lesson learned cancel you accounts and move on and never do it again.

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  • St
    stephanie May 18, 2007
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    This company is trying to get bank information over the phone they are very pushy! Beware people!

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  • Ma
    MAegan Jun 16, 2007
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    Just wanted to say that I do not have Verizon and they are calling me also and they are really starting to piss me off!

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  • Me
    Melissa Arciniega Jun 18, 2007
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    OMG I HATE THESE PEOPLE!!! Omg i just gave these people my debit card number they told me i had to be 18 to get this and i said i was 16 and then they started asking me for my bank stuff. I think i am screwed. I don't know what the hell to do.

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  • Ch
    Chad Coen Jun 18, 2007
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    T-mobile here.

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    s thapa Jun 19, 2007
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    Even I was taken for a ride by these ppl. I have 149.80 out from my account. I never authorized jared or whoever to withdraw that amount from my account. And what cost so much? I asked for a refund they told me to fax this no 18663230029. Wonder if there ever is such a no. Instead of putting us into all this why don't they just mail back checks for the refund.

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    G Jun 19, 2007
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    The same thing just happened to me. I've been called tons of times by people offering things. I found it very strange when the man with an indian accent told me his name was "Ronny Rex" (employee ID #1061). He tole me that they would send the same package for $1000 online shopping spree and a free 3 day trip anywhere. He told me he would get me over to another department but first he needed my bank name and account number. When he said he didn't need my routing number I knew this was not right. So I told him to call me back later, which he hesitated to do, claiming that he ended his shift soon. I told him to call me back at noon (earlier he knew my mailing address, thankfully a PO Box) and he then asked me what time zone I live in. If you know my mailing address, you should know what time zone I'm in. Anyway, he is supposed to call back, I'm glad I found this site first. Thanks.

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    Marie Jun 21, 2007
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    I use Altel. I have had 3 calls in last 2 days. I noticed that another posting had something about applying for a loan last month I went through Lending Tree website I wonder if it something to do with them.

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  • Lu
    Lubby Willis Jun 22, 2007
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    Sprint user here. Those ### got my info too!

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    BOB Jun 26, 2007
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    T-mobile here, and these ###s call me on a daily basis, they just don't understand I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THEIR SCAM.

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    Dev Jun 27, 2007
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    I get these calls frequently - and I'm a Verizon customer!

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  • Al
    Alexis Jun 28, 2007
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    Sprint user here! "Unified Services" or whatever they want to call themselves have called my phone 4 -5 time everyday for the last 3 days. The number is displayed as a New Jersey number. I hung up on them once and this time I decided to talk to one of them. They said they were a non-profit organization and that this wasn't a telemarketing call. Ha! I told them that there were these telemarketing callers out now that obtain your information on a promise that you are only paying things like shipping costs for a promotional package but once they send you the package you have about a week to call them back and say that you aren't interested before they debit your account the amount of $140.00 or so for some kind of membership. Of course Unified Services said that his call was nothing like that.

    They are very pushy and wont stop talking!!! You basically have to hangup on them in order to end the conversation. Also I noticed, that if you say " I request that your company removes my phone number from your system" they hang up on YOU!! HA-HA-HA imagine that!

    Don't buy in to the SCAM! Tell them not to call you anymore!!!

    Judging from these comments and the different cell phone providers it seems that Unified Services might have some hackers. It is hard for me to believe that ALL of these providers are selling our numbers, but it's possible.

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  • La
    laura ramsey Jun 28, 2007

    I agree with everyone they sent me a letter saying i had applied for a phone and at this time could not help me. I never did no such thing they ran a credit report without my permission and now it on there. I have sprint and have for seven years now lets put a stop to this!!!

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  • St
    staci Jun 28, 2007
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    They just called me. Maybe I should call the police. They wanted my bank account number and I told them no, that I didn't have it on me so that I could check out the company online. Thanks for posting this website. I knew this was a scam. The phone number they called me from was 732-710-5562! I couldn't call it back though. Just got a message saying that that phone didn't accept incoming calls or something.

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  • Ke
    Kevin Jun 29, 2007
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    Oh yeah, these guys / ### got my little brother. He received a call (on his cell phone) telling him he won $1000. He ###ically gave them his bank account number and received a cheap printed $1000 gift certificate to be redeemed online at www.freegiftsamerica.net or www.spreeme.com. Both are total scam sights.

    I told him to immediately have the bank change his account number, but he already got charged $69.97. A company called Unified Services somehow wrote a check for him (wtf banks!) and cashed it.

    I checked that address in Las Vegas posted above using Google Streetview and it looks like an empty lot. The 732 number posted right above this comment is in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Probably New Brunswick. Sopranos anyone?

    The best thing to do is to contact your bank and inform them of the situation. Hopefully, the name "Unified Services" will be blacklisted if enough of us complain.

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  • Se
    Sean Sanders Jul 02, 2007
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    "Unified Services" just called me today with the same deal. I didn't give out my info but while I hassled the 2 guys on the phone for a while. I also thought that it was funny that both of them were named Tom Williams and Brad Williams respectively and you know they are from India!

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  • Ja
    jake Jul 11, 2007
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    I use verizon and just got my first two calls from the 8888888888 number tonight @ 11pm and again at 5:30am. Answered both and just heard the air followed by them hanging up.

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  • Ji
    Jiglet Jul 11, 2007
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    I get these calls 3-4 times a day, they show up on my phone as UNAVAILABLE - I am a Verizon customer as well, this is really starting to get annoying, I do get other telemarketer calls from time to time as well. I figured these people were telemarketers as well, so everytime they called I just asked for them to remove my number from the database, and never stayed on long enough to realize it was a scam, but now that I know it is, I definitely am looking forward to them calling me again so I can mess with them.

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  • Jo
    Joe Shmoe Jul 13, 2007
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    I received three calls from these mutha f*ck$rs today (13 Jul 07).

    During the first call the piece of ### wouldn't let me get a word in edgewise, until I cut him off by yelling at him, while he was in the process of trying to ascertain my address. I didn't give it to him, because I know a swindle when I hear an oriental or Indian accent offering giveaways and trying to obtain information about me over the phone. For giggles, I asked him to detail all of the information that he was going to need before we proceeded any further. He stated, 'mailing address, name of banking institution, and checking account number'. At that point, I yelled, "How dumb do you think I am! You're not getting any information about me! Lose the number, and f*ck off!" Finally, I hung up the phone with promptness.

    I assumed that they would get the point that I was unfriendly towards verminous scammers. However, 10 minutes later they interrupted my lunch with a "customer service" representative that thought she was skilled enough to accomplish what the filthy worm before her had failed to do, which is, defraud me of my money. I am assuming that this sk*nk imagined that her technique was somewhat more sophisticated than the mere novice that had tried to take my money from me earlier, because her approach had slight subtleties and nuances that the earlier scammer lacked. Therefore, I played along. I explained that they had just tried to sell me on their "so-called" services, and that I had requested they cease any further conversations. The dingbat failed to listen and continued giving me her intrusive and abrasive spiel. When it was getting time for me to return from my lunch break, it was time for the fun to end. That is when I cut her off, let her know that I had no intention of being a fraud victim, and told her to refrain from calling me any further or I'd have them investigated for telephone harassment. I also mentioned that I would be calling the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communication Commission.

    Thirty minutes later, I was sitting at my desk when the same suspicious "unknown" number came up on my caller idea. I answered, "What do you want!" I guess the third victim of my spiteful tongue was too timid to tangle with me and simply hung up the phone.

    This inspired me to come up with a great idea about how to deal with such threats to the national security and economic prosperity of the United States. The military should start conducting training exercises, complete with foreign border incursions, urban building breeches, and real-life combat and kill training, by targeting such boiler rooms that operate out of foreign countries. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Our military gets some of the training that they require, and these turd-world scammers get a serving of the justice that they truly deserve.

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  • Sa
    sarah haslar Jul 14, 2007
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    I've been scammed too. He asked for my account number and my mind was else where. I thought it was a good idea at the time. But now my account is short.

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  • Sm
    sm Aug 19, 2007
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    Ever since I joined Verizon a month ago I have started to receive phone calls from this company. There may not be a correlation, but the fact that others brought up Verizon with these incidents made me to post as well.

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  • Ca
    carlos Aug 20, 2007

    I have been getting these phone calls as well, and I am a Sprint Customer. Definitely sound Indian. It does not help to ask them to remove you from a list. When I asked them to, I was told to suck someone's d!#k. The last time they called I was told that I could not talk to him that way... Whatever!!! This means war!

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  • Me
    melbourne Aug 21, 2007

    T-mobile customer here. I have received 4 calls today alone. Indian guys, very rude until I told them to [email protected]#$ off.

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  • Sw
    S. Willis Aug 28, 2007
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    I am a verizon wireless customer and this indian company "unified services" has been calling me every day for the past two months, including late nights and weekends. It's beyond pissing me the ### off. I have talked to supervisors and requested they remove me from their database on numerous occasions, but the next day they still call. Today my boyfriend answered the phone and THEY hung up on him.

    I'm not racist by any means, but I am really beginning to become rather discriminatory against these indian ###s. They want me to pay $1.95 per week to get $1000 shopping spree that i "won?" Although that's about all I was able to understand. They talk so fast and have such thick accents it's hard to make out what they say.

    This just makes me even more mad that our jobs are being shipped over there.

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  • Da
    Dalton Sue Sep 03, 2007
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    I am a Verizon customer and have received these harassing phone calls a number of times. Even after hanging up on them and telling them I did not want anything, they still call. What is most troubling this time is they knew my bank account number. I am contacting my bank immediately to be on the lookout for unauthorized charges.

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  • Tr
    Travelation is the worst Sep 05, 2007
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    I'm a Verizon customer and just got a call from someone in India with Unified Services. They called me twice this morning and it comes up 'unknown' so I didn't answer. They called again this afternoon so I pick up. I couldn't understand too much of what the woman was saying but she kept repeating that I have won a '1000 dollar shopping spree and a vacation'. Just like everyone else keeps saying. In return I tried to get her to connect me to a manager. She wanted to give me another phone number but I was not about to set my number up again for another phone list. She was also unable to tell me where she got my number from. I told her to take my phone off their list as well as recognize the 'Do Not Call List'. This probably didn't make any difference. I have been with Verizon for 7 years and would be furious if I heard they were selling numbers. Unified Services online search didn't come up with any contact information. I would love to start harassing them!

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