ED Magedson – Founder
Predicto.com - PredictoMobilewww.Predictomobile.com Internet United States of America
I got two charges on my Verizon bill for $9.95. They said "Premium Text Messaging". I had not signed up for anything of the sort. I called Verizon and asked what they were about. They said they could not do anything about them; instead, they directed me to a company called PredictoMobile. I had been receiving unwanted messages on my cell phone from number "654654". I didn't pay any attention to them until I found out I was paying $10 to get pestered EVERY TIME.
The Indian lady at Predicto (who said her name was Shirley, yeah right!) said that they charge $9.95 a month for their service. SO WHY AM I BEING CHARGED $20?!! She also said I signed up for their service. I DID NOTHING OF THE SORT!! She promised to refund me $9.95 in 10-15 days (another yeah right!) if only I would give them my address (shouldn't they already have that if I signed up with them??)
I think this is a total SCAM. I would expect nothing better from Predicto, who look for all the world like an anonymous spam cannon. However, Verizon is an ESTABLISHED company who COMPETES for my business. I wonder if one of their competetitors would treat me better?
If you text "STOP" to number 654654 Predicto says they will stop sending you messages. I'm not inclined to believe them if they get $10 every time, but I'll see what happens.
Also, I'd really like to see pictures of the people behind Predicto. They seem to be just the sort of people who would crawl under a rock and hide out until all this blows over,
only to pop up again as someone else and start stealing from us again...
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/26/2009 12:04 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/predictocom-predictomobile/internet/predictocom-predictomobile-verizon-text-message-654654-scam-trivoli-illinois-485586. 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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