Got a notice from Verizon this morning

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Got a notice from Verizon this morning

Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:47 am

Saying the new terms of service were available for my account for my changed settings. Since I hadn't changed anything, I was curious what was going on so I went and looked. They make it very difficult to find what the difference is, I suspect maybe on purpose, but by comparing every detail from the previous letter to the current one, I was able to determine the Federal tax had gone from 15.1% to 16.1%.

How nice that the government can simply raise taxes on us like that whenever they please. And let's be honest - there is so much waste and corruption that's most of what we pay for.

Just wanted to point that out so if you see one of those notices you'll know what it is.


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Postby Gamma » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am

I wonder if they can just claim that the tax raise was from the Fed when reality it's Verizon who made the increase to pocket more money from people while they use Fed as scapegoat.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:16 pm

Seriously? Are you joking with me?

I had wondered the same but figured it was just being paranoid, but if it's true isn't that fraud?

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Postby djrez4 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:53 pm

Legally, they can't collect a bogus tax. I'll just leave it at that.

On the bright side, whenever Verizon changes it's terms of service, you get a free chance to cancel your contract without paying an ETF.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:46 pm

I know you know your stuff, but you know, I'm paranoid by nature, sometimes it serves you well, and I could picture that even if that is the case, with the system slanted almost totally in their favor, they'd probably turn it over to some vulture agency who would try to collect on the ETF and put an entry in my credit report that would obliterate my score. And good luck trying to dispute it away. Sure maybe the vultures never sue you for it, as you could show up in court and demonstrate what they are suing about is bogus, but that doesn't even really matter - what matters is they can blackmail you into paying by the threat of destroying your credit. Naturally if your credit is already shot you have little or nothing to lose....but in my case, it would suck and end up costing me way more than I'd save in the long run. They know this, they aren't dumb. Evil but not dumb.



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