Beware of telephone scams

Written by David McDonough

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Keep an eye on your telephone bills to see if your carrier changes or ifrepparttar charges for your long distance calls increase significantly. The FCC requires carrier charges to be “clearly and conspicuously” indicated on all telephone bills.

Call your local telephone company and request a “carrier freeze.” Currently, your local company will switch you whenever a request is made by a long distance carrier. A call to your local telephone company is currentlyrepparttar 127540 only way to block a switch without your direct consent.

If you have been slammed
Call your local telephone company immediately and notify them that you did not authorizerepparttar 127541 switching of your long distance service, ask them to switch you back to your original carrier. You are not required to pay any fees associated with switching back to your original long distance telephone company. Also call your long distance company and make them aware ofrepparttar 127542 slamming. Askrepparttar 127543 company to make sure your account is in order and that you will not be penalized with charges resulting fromrepparttar 127544 slamming.

The FCC issued new slamming rules effective November 28, 2000. Once a slamming complaint has been verified byrepparttar 127545 FCC, consumers are guaranteed compensation.

Consumers who have been slammed and have not paidrepparttar 127546 unauthorized carrier, will not be responsible to pay for service for up to 30 days afterrepparttar 127547 slam occurred.

Consumers who have been slammed and have paidrepparttar 127548 unauthorized carrier will receive a 50 percent reimbursement of all paid charges. The rules requirerepparttar 127549 unauthorized carrier to pay 150 percent of all charges to your authorized carrier, which in turn is responsible for reimbursing you 50 percent of those same charges.

To report an unauthorized carrier, or if you think you’ve been slammed, you can call:
Attorney General: 1-800-282-0515 (toll free)
FCC: 1-888-225-5322 (toll free)

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The Truth About Multi-Level Marketing

Written by Dean Phillips

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In fact, other thanrepparttar products you sold to a few family friends and co-workers, you really don't have a lot to show for all of your efforts, now do you?

That's why I'm so against MLM. Because it's simply not for repparttar 127539 average person. And let's be honest here, most people are average. And unless you have outstanding sales ability and/or people skills, you're simply not going to make any money with MLM.

In additon,repparttar 127540 market is so completely over-saturated, most ofrepparttar 127541 time, you'll find thatrepparttar 127542 people you're trying to sell to are other distributors, and if you're all trying to sell products to each other, that ultimately means nobody is making any money!

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