Getting double dipped on picture message usage

I have a basic phone plan with the 300 message minutes and unlimited data plan for $15 per month.

Verizon has been clawing away two counts for every picture message I handle. I don't run "apps" on the phone. I only use the basic phone and the integrated messaging service on Verizon official page which does not say it will count as double usage.

For each MMS pix message sent or received, it deducts two credits from my account and appear as a pair of usage on my account.

For example, a picture message I received caused it to get billed as:

04/17/2016 at 03:56:55 PM     Pix Message - Incoming    

04/17/2016 at 03:56:12 PM     Pix Message - Outgoing    

I've reached out to chat and was told it wouldn't happen again two months ago, but it is happening again. 

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Re: Getting double dipped on picture message usage
Customer Service Rep

This is definitely not what we like to hear. We want to ensure your bills are correct. May we ask if your account is prepaid or postpaid?
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Re: Getting double dipped on picture message usage

Are you doing group messages? If so those are MMS and not SMS.