Won Rs. 1 Crore INR In US Telecom Promo

Mumbai, Maharashtra 0 comments
Not resolved

I got Message From Mob. No. +91 8586901782 as Follows :

Your Mobile No. Has WON Rs. 1 Crore INR in US Telecom Promo.

Is It True or SCam. Kindly Send me the details so that i can move further ahead. Should I Give details about myself i.e Name, MObile No. & Account Details to RBI New Delhi. Pls help me regarding this issue

I got Message From Mob. No. +91 8586901782 as Follows :

Your Mobile No. Has WON Rs. 1 Crore INR in US Telecom Promo.

Is It True or SCam. Kindly Send me the details so that i can move further ahead. Should I Give details about myself i.e Name, MObile No. & Account Details to RBI New Delhi. Pls help me regarding this issue

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US Telecom - UST aka US-Telecom, Inc.

Denver, Colorado 1 comment
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SCAM! SCAM! SCAM! This company sent my company what looked exactly like an invoice including bill to address, quantity, description, terms of net 30 days in bold, the rate, and total in large bold typeface. Upon first glace at the front page of this document is looks EXACTLY like a bill and if this bill comes scanned to you you would be none the wiser.

NOTHING ON THE FRONT PAGE SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BEING A SOLICITATION SO BEWARE!

It is only once you look at the back page at the fine print in item 10 toward the bottom of the page does it finally say "this is a solicitaion for an order". Also, when you call this company after you are put on hold for an extended period of time and ask them in depth about this do they finally tell you it is not a bill but a "solicitation".

They claim this a solicitation but it is clearly a SCAM intended to fool the recieving party into paying the $425.00 as indicated on the "solicitation".

If you receive something similar, DO NOT PAY IT, THROW IT AWAY! We are reporting them to the Colorado and California State Attorney Generals. Do the same if this happened to you too!

Review about: Maintenance Agreement.

Comments

Anonymous
#555909

Got this same invoice in mail, price and all.Looks like real invoice, reference number and all.

Since I know the people that handles our phones system I check our system to see if we had changed but something about it looked off.So I decided to research before I went to AP to make sure.

US Telecom - US-Telecom sent invoice that looks like real invoice but a fake company

Parker, Colorado 2 comments

Our accounting department for our company received an invoice that looks real in every aspect, except they are NOT a vendor of ours and we have never contracted them for services.Had it not been for 1 person noticing the error, we would have added the vendor to our list and paid the bill for $425.

This is a scam. The invoice is from UST and their web site is www.us-telecom.com. The invoice is dated 8/24/12. It includes a reference number.

It says to remit to "UST, PO Box 970, La Verne, CA 91750-0970".Says that it is a warranty that covers all preventative maintenance on all telecome system equipment, including: Telephone instruments, switches, and cabling."

Comments

VRandall11
#546332

Who can we report this UST to?I can see people paying this if they are not looking closely.

We don't even have telecom equipment which was why I got the bill - otherwise I can see someone accidentally paying this company.There has to be a way to stop them.

Anonymous
#546330

is there someone to report this UST - telecom.com to? Thank goodness this invoice went to me first - otherwise I'm sure one of my other employees would have paid it. Who can you report them to?

Deceptive advertising - UST -US Telecom

Chico, California 0 comments

SCAM

received what looks like an invoice from UST "Servicing your telecom needs." Luckily all bills are double checked, but I can imagine they get dozens if not hundreds of companies that just pay the "bill". I called and talked to them and they stated that it was a soliticitation for services, not an invoice...but it looks EXACTLY like an invoice on the front side.

Also, when I called the phone system was setup to answer for multiple companies...they probably do this under several company names.

SCAM

SCAM

received what looks like an invoice from UST "Servicing your telecom needs." Luckily all bills are double checked, but I can imagine they get dozens if not hundreds of companies that just pay the "bill". I called and talked to them and they stated that it was a soliticitation for services, not an invoice...but it looks EXACTLY like an invoice on the front side.

Also, when I called the phone system was setup to answer for multiple companies...they probably do this under several company names.

SCAM

US Telecom fake invoice, SOLUTION !!

Glendale, California 2 comments

US Telecom fake invoice. just got it too!

lol. nice try but nothing like this gets by us..

Here is what I did:

1. Cut the top portion off invoice (which shows our company name).

2. Insert hand-drawn money in the amount of $425.00. (Fake money to pay fake invoice, right?)

3. Return to sender in their pre-paid envelope.

4. Smile and Have an awesome day...grilled-cheese truck parked outside at work today!!

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.US Telecom fake invoice. just got it too!

lol. nice try but nothing like this gets by us..

Here is what I did:

1. Cut the top portion off invoice (which shows our company name).

2. Insert hand-drawn money in the amount of $425.00. (Fake money to pay fake invoice, right?)

3. Return to sender in their pre-paid envelope.

4. Smile and Have an awesome day...grilled-cheese truck parked outside at work today!!

Review about: Anonymous.

Comments

Anonymous
#574066

Just got billed $425. :(

What I think of their scam.... :grin

Call their 800 number and put them on hold........forever.....no one picks up the call.

Their idiots :zzz

Anonymous
#557161

This is hilarious I got it to and what I did is send them a monopoly game 100, 000 Dollar Bill and give them a 30 Days notice to return the $99, 525 fake money to pay fake invoices

US Telecom - Fake Invoice Scam

San Francisco, California 1 comment

From a business owner in Northern California on Aug 15, 2102.Received an invoice for $425 for a telcom equipment maintanence agreement.

Looks like a basic invoice including Net 30 days terms. Went to the website, it makes them look like a real company. I then called the 800 number for information. No one answered the answering machine said US Telcom and went to the music.

I then did a Google search on the company. Found this website and the postings.

Looks like a fake billing scam to me and I would not do business with this company.Good luck.

Comments

Anonymous
#564176

:roll

Received the same invoice in San Antonio, TX.Same amount, looks like the same scam.

Tempted to send them an invoice for the same amount for time wasted on their junk mail.

Not everything that says invoice is always something you have to pay. In fact their "invoice" states..."This is NOT for services rendered." HELLO!

they are clearing telling you..they have not earned it...so don't pay...

US Telecom invoice

Concord, California 0 comments

Recieved invoice, called and was left on hold 2x, tried to fax and got a busy signal...what a scam these people are...someone should prosecute this..

I have attemted to expose this scam in as few words as possible a feel that having to do 100 words is a little cumbersum..just use this service to warn businesses of this scam if you can...should I call the BBB or my local police or write a letter to the editor ? What do you recommend I do? I am almost up to 100 words and this seems very foolish to say the least...

US Telecom - Ustelecom.com - fraud

Los Angeles, California 1 comment

Same complaint as everyone, got a billing for $425.00 that looked legit.Luckily our office staff is small enough that something like this is not going to slip by us.

Just out of curiosity, I called and was put on hold by automated function, then eventually disconnected. I called several times during the day and it was always the same thing. I doubt that this company even has an actual business presence in La Verne. La Verne is a fairly small town and I can't find anyone I know that has heard of them.

I filed a complaint with the U.S.Postal Service & suggest everyone do the same.

Review about: Warranty.

Comments

Anonymous
#531504

Got this same amount of invoice and got the same result when i did my own independent investigation. I am glad to have found your website and comment.

Thanks

US Telecom - U.S. Telecom / us-telecom.com

Longview, Texas 41 comments

Another day, another scam.Today we got what appeared to be an invoice to a company name that we had registered but never use.

The invoice, although it does not say invoice, looks like a real invoice and says "Amount Due - $425" for a Telecom Maintenance Agreement. When I called the customer service number, the man said it's not an invoice, but instead a "Promotion".

Make sure your accountants don't accidentally pay this bill.This one almost got paid because we deal with a lot of telecom companies.

Had this bill been addressed to the right company, this scam would have paid off for US Telecom!

Comments

JULIET2013
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States #613894

We, as well, received this invoice for $425.00.I knew it was phoney, as had received the same two years ago.

Takes 'em a while to get back I guess!

It's sad, but how many company's (we are 501c3 Nonprofit public Foundation)have paid this phoney invoice?

I have reported it to the state, but we all know how much good that will do!:sigh

Anonymous
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States #603965

Sounds like the same scam as below.Received what looks like an invoice.

No where in the document does it state that it is a promotion, advertisement or a solicitation of business. The business model is strictly SCAM.

A company with more people might be a better target because there is more of a chance that the right and left hand are not talking.This is not capitalism, it is just plain and simple FRAUD.

Anonymous
#581243

Received one also.Looks like a invoice, but if you read underneath the Bill To Address box, you will see where it notes this is not for services rendered.

Easy to miss tho.

Scam city.How do these folks look in the mirror any morning?

Anonymous
#575218

We too received this "invoice" not only to the church but to our DayCare Center AND to a local high school at a different address.I am glad for the internet and media such as this to get the message out to not pay this company.

There is a US Telecom in D.C. that is not related to the CA company. Website for D.C. company is .org and has a disclaimer.

This scam company is .com.Shady business practice.

Anonymous
#575074

I work for a very large global corporation.So far, our Cedar Rapids, IA; Moline, IL; St.

Louis, MO; and Madison, WI branches received these "bills". Like everyone else on this site, I called this company and quickly realized this was a promotional/marketing scheme and not a bill for services rendered.

I immediately notified our US regional managers to spread to word concerning UST.I believe if a company resorts to this type of "marketing", we as consumers need to quickly flee in the opposite direction.

Anonymous
#572033

We also received the "invoice" for the telecom maintenance. Thank you for putting up this site to confirm that this is bogus - another scam! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous
#571639

Do Not Pay.This is a solicitation not an invoice.

See the back, point 10 - General, under the "agreement".States that this is not and invoice or bill.

Anonymous
#571170

Same thing happened here - received an official looking invoice for $425, but I knew we did not use this company. Makes you wonder how many people fall for this, though.

Anonymous
to Anne B Vancouver, Washington, United States #652042

We just had telecom at our office to fix an issue, so when we received this UStelecom bill, we almost paid it!That's how people fall for it, because of good timing I guess.

I called and asked a bunch of questions, the guy got snippy with me. So I googled UStelecom invoice and found out it's a fraud!

Thanks internet!lol

Anonymous
#565356

Glad to know my suspicions were confirmed.Luckily all of our bills are processed through our corporate office and this wasn't set up as an approved vendor or it would have been paid.

Left them a wonderful message that they would be reported to our local BBB and that the invoice/reference was being forwarded to our legal department for trying to perpetuate fraud.The scammers didn't know they were sending an invoice to a company who just happens to have a corporate legal department that loves to deal with this stuff.

Anonymous
to A/P COORDINATOR Vancouver, Washington, United States #652048

I also told the guy that I was reporting him to the BBB, and he was like oh go ahead, do you need the number?I said NOPE.

I got it.

YOU are pathetic, you scammer!!I hope these people get what they deserve.

Anonymous
#560676

We also received two bills, one in our old name and one in our new name. for $425 I called asking to be removed from their mailing list and I was hung up on.

Anonymous
#559115

I received two invoices for the same day.both 425.00 each.

They are going to have to try harded to pull a scam off on me!!!!

I have a contract with every telecom co.we use.

Anonymous
#556981

Thank you for the blog!We had no idea where this came from, I sat on hold for 15 minutes then they hung up the call, I left a voice mail and no return.

Then read this blog.

We are filling it in "scams".Your blog saved a church $425!

Anonymous
#556948

While WAITING for a representative of this company to answer my phone call, I brought up their web-site and also checked this site.I had assumit this was a sales scam.

After seeing this site I just disconnected my phone call.Thank you all for your comments.

Anonymous
#555707

Got one of the Telecom Maintenance Agreement for $425.00. Another scam!!!

Anonymous
#555592

We got one of these "bills" today also.We tried the number, but got no answer.

Just the music and then a voicemail box.A visit to their website shows just how much of a scam this is.

Anonymous
#555543

Got several of these today.I called the 800 number like others, and after listening to music for a while hung up.

I then faxed the copy to them and wrote on it that we did not sign a contract and we were refusing it.

Anxious to see if we get any response.Thanks for having this so I could confirm my suspicions.

Anonymous
#553903

i received the same invoice, same guitar song and all above, good thing this information exists so we all can be awared of this companies. thanks

Anonymous
#552875

I guess they are still at it, I received the same "invoice" as described above. I was glad to find this website confirming my suspicions that this was indeed a fraudulent bill.

Anonymous
#543237

Yes, I just experienced the same thing as all the above.It's a shame they continue to keep challenging us with their deceit and all the while getting away with it.

We have been in the communications business for over 50 years and have never heard this name before.TOTAL SCAM!!

Anonymous
#536631

I also received the same invoice. I called the 800 number and while listening to the guitar I found this web-site. All of you have confirmed

what I thought and I am no longer listening to the guitar.

Anonymous
#536186

I received the same "invoice" called the toll free number and got the guitar strumming for over 10 minutes then was transferred to voice mail. It must be a scam. I will definitely follow up on this.

Anonymous
#530927

Same as above.Also have recently been receiving "collection" calls from separate company for same amount, claiming they have us on recording as agreeing.

Won't supply recording.

Go ahead, take me to court.

Keep an eye out!Scammers are desperate!

Anonymous
#529668

Same as all the above. All I have to say is that it is a disgrace with all the regulations in our country that small businesses have to deal with that the douchebags from scam companies like this are allowed to operate without issue.

Anonymous
#528327

We received this same "invoice" today for $425.00.Our accounting dept.

had no record of ding business with such a company so I looked them up on line - they're listed as being in D.C. I then called them. I was also on hold to guitar strumming for ever - and then finally it just disconnected me.

There appears to be a real organization with the same name but with .org.This is surely a SCAM!

Anonymous
#521395

Yep, I got a fake invoice in the mail from us-telecom for $425.00 and when I called to see what it was about, I got put on hold "guitar strumming music" for ever and eventually just hung up. Total scam, don't pay the bill!

Anonymous
#521355

Received what appears to be an invoice from UST (www.us-telecom.com - "servicing your telecom needs").

The line-item lists: Telecom Maintenance Agreement $425 (on a Net 30-day payment).

The bottom portion of the "fake invoice" states:

Please remit to the above address: Total $425

The listed address for UST is:

P.O. Box 970

La Verne, CA 91750-0970

Phone: (800) 217-9437 or (800) 818-9777 (listed on back of form)

FAX#: (626) 205-1133

Beware!

Anonymous
#517851

Received an "invoice" looking bill for $425.00 with an agreement on the back. Thought it was a scam when the agreement was on the back of the bill. I am thankful for this site that confirmed my suspicions.

Anonymous
#516511

DON'T PAY!I rec'd the same $425.00 scam "invoice".

When I called to question it I asked if this is coverage that we already have and who the contact person is from our company that ordered it. The "rep" said we don't currently have the coverage but would after we paid the invoice. I then said, "so this is a sales pitch and not an actual invoice" and he said, "correct." After which I told him what I thought of their practices and to remove us from their mailing list.

I was then told to "Have a wonderful day".My next report is going to the BBB.

Anonymous
#516009

Oh yes a definite scam.Never heard of this company and got the same $425 statement that everyone else has received.

Called and was put on hold for a long time and while I was waiting I found this site.Thanks everyone!

Anonymous
#515928

I thought the invoice looked fishy - thanks for commenting, everyone. Straight to the trash for this one.

Anonymous
#515259

Knew this invoice from a company we've never used looked absolutely fishy!Was placed on hold for very long time..even had someone pick up once and say "Hello, How May I Help you" and instantly hang up.

Total Scam now that I've googled it!!U will also notice there is a ustelecom.org and this invoice uses a ustelecom.com site which is powered by Wordpress blog and very scammy!

Anonymous
#515210

I just got this scam "invoice" today for $425 for a service we've never heard of or used. I'm new here and don't know all the accounts we pay, but even I could see something was fishy about this!

Anonymous
#515051

I got the "Maintenance Agreement" as well.Tried to call and only got hold music.

There is a million complaints about these guys.I don't know how they are still in business.

Anonymous
#514566

I received the same document in the mail today and tried to call was on hold for quite some time. Thanks for all of your notes. I won’t be paying this...it looks and sounds like a SCAM!

Anonymous
#514471

Received same $425.00 "warranty" service & agreement from LaVerne, CA address.Called phone number and went straight to answering system.

This is not a reputable company!SCAM BIG TIME!

Anonymous
#504685

This looks to be the same David Bell, former owner operator of SouthWest Communications that ran a scam on phone equipment. It has been some time that he ran the scam on me, but I would be willing to provide any information needed to help anyone else from getting scammed.

Anonymous
#480111

I received their correspondence today in New York City.Yes, it has a "reference #" and not an invoice number.

But it also says "net 30 days" and "Please remit to the above address".

No answer, just music on hold, when I called the number.Thanks for the advice about not paying.

Anonymous
#460268

I received 3 of these at our different company locations...they were the same $425 invoice look-a-likes for a telecom maintenance agreement.

We almost paid all 3 of them. Luckily our accounting dept questioned it and I was able to get to the truth.

I called the number listed to give them a piece of my mind. They told me it was not an invoice, because it did not have an invoice number, it has a "Reference #".

When I pressed on about how much of a scam this was, they told me to "Have a nice day" and hung up.

My research has led me to many complaints regarding this MAIL SCAM.I hope these CROOKS are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Anonymous
#445049

Got the same thing for the same $425.00 Did not recognize the company. Make sure everyone is aware of this SCAM.

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