On Saturday, I got my phone bill from Qwest, which included a page representing "The Billing Resource," billing me $15.74 for Nationwide Voice Messaging 1X Set Up.
I have no idea who "The Billing Resource," "Nationwide Voice Messaging" are.
I certainly didn't authorize any charge.
I read that a number of people have had trouble with fraudulent Nationwide Voice Messaging.
I'm not sure how to fight this. I certainly didn't (knowingly) sign up or verify any dealings with this company. I did visit one of those "do so and so, get such and such free sites," but cancelled as soon as I saw that was a rip-off too. Perhaps, that's where they got my tele # since it was required before I proceeded. Never did I think that the telephone company would take that as a legitimate reason to bill me for services.
I'm disabled and because of the type of illness I have, must avoid stress. so, Contacting any of these people is dangerous for me. And I just can't do it.
Because of my total disability I'm in a class of protected persons under the Americans with Disability Act. There are laws that say if a person is injured and you cause further injury (which this is doing), you are liable.
Nationwide Voice Messaging & the Billing Resource are causing exacerbation of my problem, and Qwest telephone company by delivering the information that is causing me more injury is by very nature of that, party to personal injury.
Qwest telephone has a disclaimer that they are just sending out the bill and have nothing to do with it. But that won't fly. They are still liable, since they are in colusion with perpretating the fraud.
I've got to stop these people. If anyone has success or knows of someone who might represent/help me, please let me know.
And good luck to all of us who have run into fraudlent activities.