Stay With Verizon SCAM

Two months ago, I contacted Verizon to discuss the fact that my FiOS internet and cable bill had ballooned by 56% in one month. I understand the effects of promo period ends and the like, but this should not have been one of those situations.

Initially, I spoke with an agent who was quick to offer me a new "contract deal" that would have actually raised the already bloated monthly charge by another $10. I respectfully demurred and arranged for cancelation of service scheduled for the following week (thus allowing me the chance to arrange for alternative services).

The following day, I received an email from Verizon with the subject line "Stay With Verizon". The email presented an offer of $25 off my current rate for the next 12 months. I figured I'd give them another chance and accepted the offer, clicking through the requisite links to complete the agreement.


Is this textbook bait-and-switch? I can't find a viable route to any other conclusion.

Customers BEWARE!!!

Re: Stay With Verizon SCAM
Moderator Emeritus

Hi joshuavalocchi,

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