May 6, 2012

Scammy Invoice from US Telecom (UST)

 

My employer received this “invoice” from US Telecom based out of Ontario, California. The claim was for “Telecom maintenance 1 year Warranty.” The invoice was obviously scammy since we’ve never worked with US Telecom. There’s a statement on the invoice saying “Thank you for your business. This is not an invoice for services rendered but for proactive maintenance on your telephone system.” In other words, “we hope you blindly pay this invoice so we can take your money and not provide any service.” Also, isn’t an invoice to bill for services already rendered? Yeah, it is.

I also knew this US Telecom didn’t do their homework, because had they done so, they wouldn’t charge a measly $300 to “maintain” our several-hundred-thousand dollar VoIP system which interconnects with two different services providers and spans several campuses. Shoot, maybe we should have had them come over for $300.

Shame on you UST. I’m going to go ahead and call out supposed parent company “CCG Company”, too. FOR SHAME!

11 Comments

  • I received one to today 7/17/12 directed at the hotel I work for $ 425.00 — for Telecom Maint Agreement. In fact, I am in charge of contracts and this is completely bogus. There are multiple websites that have this company reported as bogus. I hope there isnt a company out there who falls for this and simply pays the bill. SHAME ON UST!!

    THanks for your info here.. it was helpful.

    SDL

  • We also received this today. Because we found your post, we printed this out and put it with the invoice to remind us that it is a BIG SCAM!!!

  • EES got one today, 7/18/2012, from an outfit calling itself US-Telecom, Inc. (UST), with a PO Box 970 in La Verne, CA 91750-0970, Tel 800-217-9437 and 800.818.9777 and Fax 626.205.1133. We returned the invoice via USPS in the same envelope marked “Opened by mistake. Return to Sender.” We also faxed a denial to the afrementioned UTC Fax. Perhaps it was no coincidence that yesterday we received a telephone call from someone (who wouldn’t identify themself, laughingly saying when asked for identity, “We don’t know either.”) asking for our modem model number. If this harassment continues we’ll report this “UST” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other pertinent local, state, and federal agencies. Regards, Rene

  • Received one today, can just people get a regular jo b and stop trying to steal money like this.

  • Recieved an invoice today 7/19/2012 asking for $425.00 for Maintenance Agreement; I don’t have
    any idea who these people are and have not singed any contract with them and don’t know what equipment they are talking about!! I think I’m going to contact the FCC and the postal fraud people & possibly the FBI also! I tried to call them at the number on the coorespondance but could talk with no one!!

  • My employer recieved a $425.00 invoice on 7/27/2012 for Telecom Maintenance from UST. What a scam. Looking through all of the fine print, no where does it say this is a solicitation. It was also convenient that they chose a name in common with several other businesses in California. Below is information on their domain name. Maybe they need a few phone calls.

    Registrant:
    US Telecom Inc.
    1967 S. Myrtle Ave
    Monrovia, California 91016
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: US-TELECOM.COM
    Created on: 23-May-02
    Expires on: 23-May-13
    Last Updated on: 20-Mar-12

    Administrative Contact:
    , msantini@ccgcompany.com
    US Telecom Inc.
    1967 S. Myrtle Ave
    Monrovia, California 91016
    United States
    800 818 7999

  • I work in accounts payable for my company, I also received this invoice today 8/13/12, I called them, but they have only a recording, so I faxed them a note saying we won’t pay for your “invoice” lol

  • I received this invoice today. I also tried calling them and got the hold music for 15 minutes. While I was waiting I looked up the company and found all of the complaints. I filed one with the BBB and contacted our Local Chamber Of Commerce to get the word out.

    Their website on the invoice is under construction but here is what I found on their new domain registration from a few days ago. I also looked up their company name on the Secretary of State website and wasn’t surprised to find out they aren’t registered with the SOS.

    We will see what happens with these weasels.

    Registrant: Make this info private
    US Telecom Inc.
    1967 S. Myrtle Ave
    Monrovia, CA 91016
    US

    Domain Name: US-TELECOM.COM

    Administrative Contact , Technical Contact :
    US Telecom Inc.
    msantini@ccgcompany.com
    1967 S. Myrtle Ave
    Monrovia, CA 91016
    US
    Phone: 800 818 7999

    Record expires on 23-May-2014
    Record created on 17-Aug-2012
    Database last updated on 17-Aug-2012

    Domain servers in listed order:

  • Got one today. Luckily I look over everything. Tried to call the contact number to chew them out personally. Of course, no repsonse. I will be filing a complaint with the Postmaster as well as the CA Atty General. Suggest you all do the same. Put these guys out of business.

  • here is the real phone number of David Bell
    626-485-2407 the genius behind the scam

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