I wanted to give a heads up to those of you still on Dial Up.
I opened my most recent phone bill today, and was shocked at the cost of it. Normally I just look at the total and pay it, but this month I went through the statement to see how I could possibly have spent so much money - Good thing I did!
Imagine my shock at seeing 3 phone calls to a psychic hotline at a cost of $50.00 each..... I was floored. Imagine my further surpise to see that 2 of the calls were made while we were not even in the house. One was while we were both at work and children were at school, and the other was while we were on the road to take our daughter to skating (I received a photo radar ticket in the mail to prove it!)
On calling my telephone company they explained that there has in fact been many recent reports of the same thing occurring, and I fell victim to this scam. My telephone company has informed me that I am responsible for the calls regardless because they were directly dialed from my home. I will be further pursuing this as I do not feel that I should be responsible for $150.00 dollars in calls that I have NOT made EVER.
If you are on dial up, please contact your telephone company and ask about putting a block on your line. I have now instituted this block at a cost of $3.95, and now no 900 calls will be made from my number unless the 8 digit password is input.
Protect yourselves and your pocket book.