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Verizon records customer calls, they are unable and unwilling to stop recording you. When the customer tries to record Verizon it becomes clear that the customer is not to be given the same advantages or rights as Verizon. We do not accept the premise that customers are supposed to be subservient to big business. Unless Verizon changes it's policy the public, in our opinion would be better suited to find a company that respects their rights, basic reasonableness and good faith.

We spoke to Verizon and recorded their response which led to Verizon changing their policy. Are you listening NOW! Click to hear.


..McDonalds Tallahassee Fl. Region
It seems like a simple thing getting lunch to go at McDonalds. When the girl behind the counter forgot to include a 20 piece McNuggets and got the Chicken Sandwich wrong it seemed like a simple thing to correct. Welcome to the McDonalds at at 1944 N. Monroe St Tallahassee Fl. where a simple mistake opened the door to immature combative Tiffany Washington.

She was the last in a line of people who were incompetent and did not care about the customers. Corporate administrative assistant Amanda Gay started the apathetic ball rolling when she told us all 30 McDonalds that were corporately owned in the Tallahassee area took their phones off the hook form 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., every day. This claim would later be disputed by Tiffany Washington. Watch out for Tiffany Washington when you visit this McChucky's. Full article

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Hong Kong residents very skeptical about police text message warning them to be vigilant against phone scams

Hong Kongers responded with considerable suspicion after receiving a text message from "HK police" warning them to be cautious about scams over the phone. Looks like their work here is done! According to the SCMP, the message, which was sent by "HK police ...

Scams target businesses and low income housing

A couple of old scams are turning up again in the Valley. One involves emails to businesses and people offering services. A local therapist was a target. The email comes from "Sue Bunt" who is looking for various services for her daughter. I've seen them ...

How to stay protected from online scams

Lately there have been a multitude of different computer related scams going around. Many people in the Downriver area have unfortunately experienced some of these scams and we want to make sure that your not a victim of one of these new computer scams.

Beware of ticket scams

Last May, Taylor Swift opened her “1989” concert tour at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. What some excited fans didn’t expect was being stopped at the door for having fake admission tickets. Rebecca Bonnevier, CenturyLink’s general manager ...

Scams in China's Ride-Sharing Business Anger Legit Drivers

Competition for a share of the ride-hailing market in China is heating up. But thriving rings of drivers for Didi Kuaidi and rival Uber are ginning up fake rides to qualify for incentive bonuses, angering legitimate drivers like Zhao Fengwen. Here's how ...

Police warn public of phone scam

These are scams as well, police said. "Citizens should look up the official number to the supposed agency and call to determine the authenticity of the issue," Pistone said. Scams that hit the area last year, which several people fell victim to ...

Scammers impersonating Sheriff’s Department

Telephone scams are a constant source of frustration for law enforcement because the con artists work tirelessly to come up with new ways to take advantage of the trusting and they’re almost impossible to locate. Now a scammer is targeting local ...

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Scammers Take Advantage In Times Of Need; How To Donate Wisely

But with so many people now eager to donate, numerous scams have popped up, taking advantage of people’s generosity. "Scammers prey on fears during the worst of circumstances,” Kristen Keckeisen, director of the AARP Fraud Watch Network ...