- Report: #95369
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Complaint Review: Earthlink, COVAD
Earthlink, COVADearthlink.com , Alabama U.S.A.
Earthlink, COVAD Earthlink fraud, COVAD, CCR Collection Agency Internet
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These clowns put me through online chat "customer support" and at least 30 hours of phone calls to their customer support/billing support with no results as of 6/17/04. Earthlink's astute "tech" support gave me a laundry list of reasons why user error is the reason DSL was never connected due to interference with the modem: bad weather, faulty ethernet cords which Earthlink provided, cell phones nearby, halogen lights nearby, living near power stations, pc, tower/printer/anything near the modem. They even told me to wrap the modem in TINFOIL. I responded, should I wear a tinfoil hat as well? Earthlink responded, go outside and disconnect the telephone line at the box, test it by directly connecting the faulty modem to the box, call your local phone service provider.
Called Verizon (local service provider) and they confirmed no DSL service was ever ordered by Earthlink. Earthlink rents lines from Verizon. Called Earthlink with this clearly fraudulent situation, and they blamed it on COVAD for not placing the order. Earthlink admitted they placed an order to COVAD for DSL on my line, but gave it to an out of state Earthlink user under my credit card number. Cancelled credit card.
Called Earthlink for two solid months and each "customer service rep" promised to make notes in the system and would reverse the charges. They reversed the account charges, but added on the "early termination fee" of $149. Endless calls to Earthlink trying to reverse "ETF" got me numerous "confirmation numbers", and they blamed inaction on the past customer service rep for not following up on the confirmation number. Now they send the "account" to CCR Collections Agency, and both parties refuse to contact the other. I am signing up for class-action lawsuit at this point, I have invested my valuable time far beyond the $149 charge, and am insulted by the daily calls by this idiot collection agency. No one will take responsibility or provide me with anything in writing.
These companies are too big, not accountable, and I will not accept lip service by idiot account reps on both sides as a resolution. This is consumer fraud on a national scale - please sign on to any attorney willing to prosecute this billion dollar company. They continue to receive praises in all the up-and-coming company stock reports. Take this company down for the corporate fraud they perpetuate - they are using your $149 charges and fear of bad credit reports to frauduletly perpetuate profit reports to their sharholders.
La Habra, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/17/2004 09:42 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Earthlink-COVAD/Alabama/Earthlink-COVAD-Earthlink-fraud-COVAD-CCR-Collection-Agency-Internet-95369. 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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