Found an interesting email today thanking me for signing up for their $14.95 a month service billed to my phone line, which of course I didn't do. Called the company and found out that I had in fact signed up, with my name, my address and phone number. They had the wrong birthday and birth city though which raised red flags. They said "Yes you did sign up. You signed up today from IP address 188.8.131.52." I told the Voicemail company to f*** off. I wrote down the IP number, traced it to a school district in Texas (I'm in Michigan). I called the school district which expressed great concern. My guess is it was some moron in a van in the parking lot using the school's wireless internet. So here's the big question...Why would someone do that? Why would someone randomly sign me up for a voicemail service? I don't know anyone in Texas so LET'S FOLLOW THE MONEY. My guess is Voicemail Direct hires independent contractors to sign people up..by the hundreds and thousands. One of these guys got a list from an online retailer I used once and simply went down the list signing everyone up. They didn't have all the information, but they didn't need it to get through Voicemail Direct's weak a*s filters on the signup page. Voicemail Direct WANTS their filters to be weak. By the time the average moron finds out the score, VMDusa has collected $15, $30, sometimes a whole year's worth of charges. Watch these guys. They are dirty shits and they know what they're doing. This is a scam at its very worst, like anyone would actually want their garbage service. God I wish I could grab the kid the did this and beat the s**t out of him. PS: Voicemail Direct USA: Don't rebut this and tell me to call you. I did. You're the f***s to blame, not me.
Grand Rapids, Michigan