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Report: #862703

Complaint Review: Paetec aka Windstream Communications - Internet

  • Submitted: Mon, April 02, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, November 26, 2012
  • Reported By: Tagurit — USA
  • Paetec aka Windstream Communications
    1 Paetec Plaza 600 Willowbrook Office Park
    United States of America

Paetec aka Windstream Communications Paetec knowingly provides VioP Services to scammers allowing them to harrass and rip off people - they don't respond to complaints, Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: More information needed

*General Comment: Inside job not coming from overseas

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Paetec Communications owned now by Windstream Communications provides VoiP phone services.  They sell these services to scammers who use their VoiP lines to call consumers in violation of the national do not call list.  These scammers attempt to BS consumers out of credit card, bank account, and SSN info.  The scammers use a variety of ruses such as a "free alarm sign in your yard and free alarm system", etc.  

While I've not been taken in by any of these scammers - my complaint is that Paetec is aware these companies are committing fraud and violations of Federal law and they do not respond to any complaints made to them about the fact their customers are doing this.  They are providing the means for theft and they are aware of it and yet they choose to do nothing.  Case in point a phone # 718-732-1022 which is owned by Paetec but being used by a bunch of scammers overseas.  Paetec has been informed of this and has chosen to take no action.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

More information needed

AUTHOR: Michael Knight - (USA)

Hello, please provide more information. How is Start Net related to PAETEC, which is owned by Windstream? Also, please provide this proof. You may have all the proof you need, but you haven't provided that valuable information, and unless you give more specifics about what Start Net is and how they relate to PAETEC/Windstream, you may have posted your comment in the wrong ripoff report.

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#2 General Comment

Inside job not coming from overseas

AUTHOR: Mary ann - (U.S.A.)

Start Net Inc.does the scamming themselves.  I have got all the proof I need.
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