Verizon Return Equipment Fraud

I was a Verizon Customer for more than 10 years starting with my cell phone service. I relocated to PA  in 2012  and decided to get FIOS, lan line and all my communication services with Verizon.  I was happy with the servicce until I had to relocate to TX in April. I called Verizon for instructions on how to return their equipment and  was told it was to early to terminate my serivce  (March) to wait until the first week of Apri 2014. Verizon customer service sent me the UPS label and box to return my equipment which idid since i did not have FIOS in my new area. i  even tried calling the community i was moving to, to try and get them to get FIOS i loved the serivce that much. When i was told i couldnt get FIOS i returned the equipment on April 7th to the UPS store( 2 remotes, dvr, second box and modem). I was told everything was ok  the equipment will be delivered to Verizon. I relocated and in June I was surprised when i was presented witha a 273.00 bill for non returned equipment. I called the UPS store they said to call Verizon, I called Verizon they said call the UPS Store and vice versa. Finally i got someone at Verizon who said he is going to open an inquiry and will contact me. Surprise , no call just another bill. I am so disappointed with Verizon  that i have cancelled my cell phone service.  How many customers have this happened to and how many have gotten stuck with a bill after doing the right thing and returning the equipment? If i dont pay this bill it will affect my credit and my job, I am seriously thinking of contacting an attorney for advice because i dont want to be stuck with a bill i dont deserve.


Re: Verizon Return Equipment Fraud
Moderator Emeritus

Hi Toddie4usa1,

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