- Report: #302657
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: BBG Communications, Inc
BBG Communications, Inc1658 Gailes Blvd, Suite B San Diago, California U.S.A.
BBG Communications, Inc, International Satelite Communications Scam- False advertising of International phone rates San Diago California
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I immediately called the credit card and requested the charges be put in contest. They said they could not do that until I had contacted the company placing the charge. The gave me a contact number 866-390-3441.
When I contacted the company I was told that that rate was not for credit card calls. For credit card calls the rate is $10 connection charge plus $3.67 per minute with a minimum of 5 minutes. Then he said,"There is no way you would have known that unless you talked to the operator." Clearly this is set up to scam unsuspecting customers and make a one time only killing.
The company offered to give a token reduction to the bill. I said that I was going to place the charge in contest. He said if I were going to do that he would not give me the discount. This sounds like blackmail to me. after a little more conversation he said he would give a reduction which was equal to about half the bill. I said to give it to me. If this bill had been a legitimate charge I'm sure he would not have been so ready to cut the bill 50%. The credit card statement does show a credit.
To add insult to injury I just opened my home phone bill, and it shows a reverse charges call from Nicaragua that is basically $50 for a 5 min. call. International Satelite Communications(an alias) is listed as the carrier.
If you do a web site search you will not find rates listed anywhere.
This appears to me to be a clear case of false advertising and unfair business practices.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/23/2008 12:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/BBG-Communications-Inc/San-Diago-California-92154/BBG-Communications-Inc-International-Satelite-Communications-Scam-False-advertising-of-302657. 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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