Talk:Cramming (fraud)

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Reference to Verizon[edit]

Sounds like an ad for Verizon.

It is not an ad. Verizon is just mentioned as an example. It is acceptable to mention companies where appropriate in Wikipedia articles. Hellno2 (talk) 22:46, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

I disagree, the article does read like an ad for Verizon. It's un-encyclopedic language; it would sound better if it were written something like this: "Some phone companies can put a cram block on the customer's account." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.167.110.43 (talk) 17:24, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

The statement "Phone companies like Verizon respond by removing cramming charges from a consumer's bill upon request" is false in my experience of two cramming incidents on a Verizon bill. Verizon refused to remove any charges, only referring me to the third party crammer (ILD Teleservices). Nor did Verizon volunteer the information that a block could be placed on cramming charges. This article is fishy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.104.37.18 (talk) 15:29, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

My experience has been similar. Verizon doesn't actually do the things mentioned in this article. The smell is pretty bad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.164.92.221 (talk) 07:12, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

For what it's worth, there are two companies that are both referred to as "Verizon" -- one is Verizon Communications (a "baby bell" that only operates in certain parts of the country), and the other is Verizon Wireless (which operates in all 50 states). As of 2014 (I think, but it could have been late 2013) Verizon Communications fully owns Verizon Wireless, but they are still separate corporations. I'm only mentioning this because it is not clear which Verizon the original author is stating offers cramming protection. Verizon Wireless does allow blocking of all premium texting charges, but only if a customer specifically requests the block, and then only for the lines the customer specifically asks to have blocked. I'm not updating the article because this info is WP:OR but it may help other editors understand why there are differences of opinion on this issue. Etamni (talk) 04:42, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

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