Two plainclothes detectives showed up tonight at our door. They claimed that a lewd picture had been sent from one of our cellphones to another person. We truthfully told them we knew nothing about it. They asked very few questions, mostly to confirm our identity, said "no one's in trouble but no-one should be sending stuff like this" and left. What should we do/expect now? Details inside. (Ontario, CA) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 9, 2013 -
Workers at this one convenience store always charge slightly more than the stated price. What is the scam here? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack
on May 2, 2012 -
My credit card statement shows two charges made online to Microsoft Store. The charges were reversed (credited back) two days later. The net effect on the credit card balance is zero, but I'm freaking out about it anyway. The Microsoft Store people were able to tell me that it was for a download version of Office and the email address used was email@example.com. I don't recognize this email address. Can anyone venture a guess what's going on? There have been no other fraudulent charges on the credit card in years. And I find the fact that the charges were reversed, apparently by the person who made the charges initially, creepy beyond belief. The credit card was Discover and the charges were made on Thanksgiving Day, if it matters.
posted by DrGail
on Dec 6, 2011 -
About six weeks ago I went to a podiatrist for heel pain and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I was given instructions for treatment along with a night splint that I've been wearing every night. Today, I received a bill from the podiatrist's office for the splint: Blue Cross has paid $80 of the $280 (!) charge, and the podiatrist's office is now putting me on the hook for the $200 balance. What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this charge? [more inside]
posted by Kosh
on Sep 9, 2011 -
TrialFilter: Can someone explain the charges that Khodorkovsky was convicted on?
posted by gregb1007
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I was assaulted five years ago. I was a senior in high school. I "forgot" about it until recently, and now I can't stop thinking about it. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 18, 2010 -
I currently have Comcast High Speed internet. I have two additional IP addresses assigned to my account, which they charge me monthly for. Is this necessary, i.e., if I had the that option taken off my bill would only one of my home computers be able to connect to the internet, vs the four
that currently do with the Comcast option for only two additional licenses (which means only three total should be able to connect)?
If it matters, the cable modem is connected to a wireless router (Apple Express) and all the home computers are Macintoshes.
posted by nomadicink
on Dec 2, 2009 -
Heraldry buffs, can you help? I've been googling and flicking through ordinaries to no avail because I don't even know the name for this strange medieval symbol to begin with [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft
on Aug 5, 2009 -
Help me with a site or source for finding out if charges were filed against a driver involved in an accident
in Weld County, Colorado. Colorado State Police is the investigating agency, from what I can determine.
posted by Man with Lantern
on Jun 2, 2009 -
The YMCA is charging me for the next month even though I've already canceled my membership and turned in my card. Am I out of line in thinking this is out of line? [more inside]
posted by granted
on May 8, 2008 -
Hypotheticalcriminalfilter: if someone was allegedly caught committing fraud against another person (specifics to follow) what would the exact legal charges be (felony fraud/misdemeanor fraud, etc.) and what would the likely sentence be if that person had charges filed against them and was found or pled guilty? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I am soon opening a store selling backyard items, and wonder what would be best to do for shipping charges. Should I incorporate the shipping into the item price, or not? [more inside]
posted by adriana
on Jan 28, 2008 -
A month ago I went to the hospital ER (tiny city) as it was Saturday and I had some weird chest pain. Basically the doctor asked a few questions, an EKG, blood test, and chest X-ray was done, and I was out in 45 minutes after observation. The damage: $475 for the doctor, $95 for the blood test, and $1800 for the hospital (unspecified). No insurance. I'm glad to pay for my care, but this is ridiculous. Any good tips for bargaining this down? Obviously I am in the U.S.
posted by zek
on Dec 2, 2005 -
I had to cut up my credit card today because I definitely was not the person who charged sixty bucks for gas in Israel. What should be I be doing now to ensure that there are no other negative repercussions, in regards to identity theft and anything else that I may be overlooking. (MI) [more inside]
posted by lychee
on Feb 4, 2005 -
Why do US mobile phone companies get away with charging for incoming
calls and SMS/MMS? What can customers do about it?
posted by brownpau
on Aug 3, 2004 -