Back in Feb of 2003 we noticed an extra billing (89.36)on our phone bill from a 900 #. Not knowing what this was about I inquired about the charges from our local telephone co. They said it was an adult entertainment site and they gave me the phone # of the company. Called and talked to a Doris who was adamate that we pay the bill. I told her we did not use the services of this company period and she insisted that she could prove that the call was made from our phone #, that she was authorized to give a 50% discount if we paid now and if we requested 100% she would have to send out to collections. She was rather rude and would not take off the billing so I called my local telephone co. again and asked that they take the charges off which they did.
Later around Aug. I received what looked like a official looking document from Merchants Credit Guide Company asking for 179.00 for outstanding debts from Alyon Technologies. I wrote them back immediately (certified letter) telling them that we did not owe that bill and explained what had taken place as listed above and asked them not to contact us again.
This I thought was the last of our conversation with this company , except that on April 1st 2005 we received a call from a Mr. Hardin which represented MCG company.. I couldn't believe it!
Two years later and they are still trying to collect... on a fraudulant bill to begin with. They called everyday for about a week sometimes 2 or 3 times a day. We now have caller Id and a voice recorder. Mr. Hardin has used several different names and different numbers... They still call and harrass us but not as often we are keeping records - and have filed complaints with the local attorney general and the FTC! I wish they would just shut these operations down !! From what I have been reading there seems to be enough complaints and evidence to do something with this group..
Also starting this week April 18 and 19th we've starting to get calls from guess who, ( First Credit of America ), also along with calls from MCG co. I now have to go back and rewrite letters to the AG and FTC and include that name as well. The people I've spoken to all along had a heavy foreign Accents.
It seems the only way I'm gonna get any relief here is to go to a lawyer and get them involved. I suggest everyone here that has a complaint to file them with the AG and the FTC.. PLEASE! Then maybe just maybe the government will step in and do something about these 3 companies. And i'm thankful for compainies such as this that we can have a location to go to , so that we can see as a group and voice as a group, against fraudulant companies
Anyone paying these people may be funding terrorism !!