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Complaint Review: MCI
MCIwww.mci.com Ashburn, Virginia U.S.A.
MCI RIPOFF! Long Distance Switching without my knowledge or Consent! Turned into collections! Ashburn Virginia
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I told MCI I would NOT pay the bill because they switched my service themselves without my knowledge and permission. They said OK and that they were sorry. Well, about a month later, I get another bill from MCI in the mail, this one being a notice of late charges about to be turned over to collections. I call them again, and think everything is taken care of. Well, 6 months later, I another bill comes from MCI for $76.00! They had switched my service yet AGAIN, even though I had a freeze on my service with Sprint. I call MCI and threaten legal action against them. They tell me I still have to pay the bill or it, too, would be turned over to collections.
I then send them a letter stating my dissatisfaction with their highly unethical business practices. I never got a response, but I never received another bill. Last month, I was looking at my credit report and MCI had reported both bills that I had refused to pay to the credit reporting agencies! I initiated an investigation, and within 2 days they were taken off my credit report. I am very upset that MCI had the nerve to switch my long-distance secretly, and then report my non-payment of their BOGUS bills to the credit agencies. I was turned down for credit because of their 2 reports (the only negative things I had on my report). I think legal action should be taken!
Bottom line is: MCI is a scam and they don't care about people!
Coats, North Carolina
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/22/2004 10:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MCI/Ashburn-Virginia/MCI-RIPOFF-Long-Distance-Switching-without-my-knowledge-or-Consent-Turned-into-collectio-84848. 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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