Would you like to accept the charges?
April 26, 2008 8:52 AM Subscribe
Is it worth the time and effort to attempt to get a third-party collect call removed from my phone bill?
posted by dr_dank to Work & Money (6 answers total)
On my Verizon bill this month, there is collect call from The Billing Resource on behalf of OSP Communications. The trouble is that the call was "accepted" on a day and time that nobody was home.
On one hand, I don't want to pay for something that I didn't use and is most certainly a scam of some sort. On the other hand, we're looking to buy a house in the next year and it would be equally dumb to blemish our credit and shell out far more money if we're not approved for a good mortgage because these scammers push it to collections over an $11 charge.
Verizon can't help because they're only passing through the charge for a third party provider. I can't imagine that these people would make it easy or even possible to contest these charges.
Has anyone successfully fought charges like these?