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Complaint Review: USBI - Telliss

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  • Submitted: Mon, January 17, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, January 21, 2005

  • Reported By:Orient Washington
USBI - Telliss
9093 Technology Drive Suite 104 Fishers, Indiana U.S.A.

USBI - Telliss ripoff, Boy am I pissed Fishers Indiana

*Author of original report: I am still gathering information for my complaints to the FTC, FCC, FBI, Washington and Indiana State Attorney General

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I got hit with $121.54 in bogus charges from Telliss so far on my Qwest bill. I am in the process of disputing this with Telliss, USBI, and Qwest. The calls were made to Sweden, according to Telliss for over $3 per minute. Their email says the calls are ligit and will stand. I, however, will not pay for calls I did not make nor intend to make because my modem was hijacked. I included in the email to Telliss the statements "My long distance carrier is IDT, not Telliss. IDT's rate to Sweden, just for comparison, is $.165 per minute. Why in the world would I use Telliss in the first place? You are incredibly expensive!". I have not received any other bill from National One or One Web Direct, but I'm expecting them. They messed with the wrong guy this time. I'm a retired telecom switch and network technician. I know how this stuff works.

I also found on this site, a link to the FTC where another company named Alyon got in trouble for the same thing : ftc.gov/opa/2004/12/alyonsettlement.htm

I think there is hope of getting these guys closed down, but the reports to the FTC, and state Attourney General's offices need to be done. I am filing mine tomorrow.

Tim
Orient, Washington
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

I am still gathering information for my complaints to the FTC, FCC, FBI, Washington and Indiana State Attorney General

AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

I have been battling USBI and Telliss since I got the surprise charges on my phone bill. I tried calling the number in Sweden that Telliss says I called (46-406898796) and it is not a working number. I am still gathering information for my complaints to the FTC, FCC, FBI, Washington and Indiana State Attorney General offices, and possibly the FBI Internet fraud division. I called Telliss today and was told they would credit my account $64.91 leaving me a balance of $56.61 for my use of their service. Can you believe that? I'm not paying them a dime! The woman I spoke to at Telliss seemed nice enough, but said she couldn't do anything else for me, and if I wanted, she would have her manager call me tomorrow. I requested she provide me information such as what web site I visited, and a copy of the agreement that I supposedly agreed to when I got hijacked to one of their web sites. She said she could send me a copy of their agreement. I told her that what I want is not just the text of what their agreement says, but the actual agreement showing that I personally agreed to the terms of their service. There is a thing in this country called contract law, and I don't think closing an unwanted pop up ad will stand up in court like a notarized signature. I haven't got any bills directly from National One or One Web Direct yet. I asked the Telliss woman if either of these companies were affiliated with Telliss. She said she thinks the company's names were changed to, guess what...Premier Premium Communications. This is a really dirty little scam. Here are a couple of links to some newspaper stories about this scam we have been hit by:

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0%2C1413%2C36~33~2575329%2C00.html
http://www.theunionleader.com/Articles_show.html?article=49198&archive=1


For Mary in Sedro Wooley: Please don't pay these jerks. You will be letting them scam you out of your money. They have no right to take your money so don't make it easy for them. Fight the charges by taking advice from others on this site. File reports to the state and federal agencies that can do something about them. Tim :)
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