After a difficult relocation from Georgia to Pennsylvania, Lori Nelson’s moving company won’t deliver her belongings. What can she do to shake things loose? “Why won’t North American Moving Company deliver my belongings?”
It happened to Shirley Kroot on a recent visit to Paris: the classic summer vacation scam. “You’ve been warned! Don’t fall for these scams this summer”
Question: Last year, before I signed up for DirecTV, I called the company to find out its moving policy. I wanted to know if I could transfer my service to a different residence, and how much it would cost. I had my house up for sale so knew I would be moving within the next year.
I had seen a TV advertisement that said “DirectTV moves with you.” I was told by their sales representative that there was no charge to transfer if I signed up for two years; I would just have my satellite dish moved to a new location.
Last April, I moved. But when I called to set up service at my new residence, a DirecTV representative told me that it will cost $230 for the installation.
“Help me get rid of these bogus moving charges, please!”
Maybe you think you’ve heard this story before. It involves presentations with aggressive salesmen, lofty promises made and allegedly not kept, and fingerpointing — lots of fingerpointing.
But you haven’t heard this story. Not the way Troy Bryan tells it, at least.
He recently received a phone call from someone representing a company called Premiere Discounts.
“A representative indicated that I had won a prize from a contest that I had earlier entered,” he says. “I don’t recall entering this contest.”
“Hey, where’s that Bahamas cruise you promised me?”