U.S. Telecom Long Distance, Inc. — Scamming Elderly w/ Long Distance Charges
My 91 year old mother received a third party letter from the above beginning "This letter is being sent to inform you of charges that were sent back to U.S. Telecom Long Distance Inc., by your local carrier. These are charges that you contacted your local phone company about that you were not aware of, or did not understand." They wanted $10.88 payment within 30 days from the receipt of the bill. This demand totally caught my mother off guard and she was going to pay the bill. I googled this company and there are many complaints and lawsuits - this company is owned by Priscilla Mraz (last name as of today) but the company name changes frequently. They have also done business under the name "Business Calling Plan, Inc.". I called the 800 number above and asked for Priscilla.. the woman told me that Priscilla was the owner and had a different number. She wanted my account number (my mother's phone number) to which I replied thanks for the verification that your company is indeed operated by the woman with whom numerous complaints had been written about and for verification that this was all a scam. End of conversation. My concern - will this scam artist be able to harm my mother's pristine credit record?????