- Report: #896122
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Complaint Review: Dish Network
Dish NetworkDept 0063 Palatine, Illinois United States of America
Dish Network Bogus charge for returning equipment 18 months later Palatine, Illinois
*UPDATE Employee: DISH
I was informed that after I return the equipment, Dish Network would refund me any unused money on my account.
I returned all the equipment in one box in Feb 2011, and received my refund in March 2011 for all unused money on my account.
Now on June 11, 2012, I receive a collection letter from Afni Inc letting me know I owe Dish Network $16.05 or "We may furnish information about the account to the credit bureau." I called Afni Inc and spok with Mark (employee # 64352) to find out why I owed Dish Network $16.05 and he informed me that it was the shipping charges from the return of my equipment. At first he said the charges were ($15.00 for shipping and $1.05 for taxes) when when I questioned why there was taxes on shipping, he changed his story and said the $1.05 was for "Misc Adjustment Charge".
When I questioned how they could have sent me a refund of over $55 in March 2011 and then send me to collections 13 months later. He stated that the shipping charges were not put on my account until April 2011. This was 3 months after I returned the equipment.
Seems like a great way for Dish Network and Afni Inc to collect a lot of money without much trouble as most people would not have any paperwork from over a year ago for equipment they had returned. And majority of people would just pay the $16.05 to keep from having a blenish on their credit report. If you multiple it by the hundred of thousands of customers that have cancelled their account, that is a lot of easy money.
Seems to me Dish Network and Afni Inc have them a great little scam going here.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/11/2012 08:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Dish-Network/Palatine-Illinois-60055-0063/Dish-Network-Bogus-charge-for-returning-equipment-18-months-later-Palatine-Illinois-896122. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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