I received a bill from One Call aka Navicomm for a call on 09/27/05 lasting 20 minutes for a charge of $20.71. No one at my house made this call. I did not pay the bill.
I started receiving phone calls from One Call on November 9, 2005. When my answering machine picked up, an automated message was left. When I answered the telephone, I was placed into an automated holding system. I waited and finally got a representative named #8141, no name, just a number. The guy had a thick accent and I had to ask him to repeat some information. I advised him that no one had made that call. He said that someone called my number collect and that someone at my end hit "1" to accept the call. I said that was incorrect and he persisted. I told him I would check again and ended the call.
The automated calls kept coming, and kept coming, and kept coming (this is the same day!). I took one of the calls and waited through their system again. Another operator finally answered by saying, "Operator (number). Are you calling to make a payment?" I said no. I explained that I had just spoken to Operator #8141 and she said, "I know." I said that I was still receiving bothersome automated phone calls and she told me that I would continue to receive the calls until I paid the bill. I scoffed and said good-bye.
I called the number from where the "collect call" had originated and it's a PHONE SEX line!
I was thrilled to find this site and learn that my suspicions were confirmed.
I intend to notify several agencies, including the postal service, FCC, and BBB.
If you get a bill from them, do NOT pay it.
El Cajon, California