Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Justice Not Delayed

While researching a company by the name of ILD Teleservices that's trying to perpetrate a scam on my employer, I came across this interesting note on the hole in Florida where they are located:
During World War II the German submarine U-584 debarked four saboteurs at Ponte Vedra as part of the failed Operation Pastorius. The four German spies, all of whom had previously lived in the United States, came ashore on the night of June 16, 1942 carrying explosives and American money. After landing they strolled up the beach to Jacksonville Beach, where they caught a city bus to Jacksonville and departed by train for Cincinnati. The invaders were captured before they could do any damage. They were tried by a military tribunal and executed.
FDR had his faults, but being the world's biggest pussy wans't one of them.


ILD Service said...

If you have a charge you believe is incorrect, or if you have any other questions or concerns with ILD, please let us know. We want to address any and all issues you may have. To contact us, please email us at askild@ildmail.com. If you would prefer to call us, please call our hotline at 800-953-7765.

ILD Teleservices is a leading payment processor for transactions between merchants and consumers. Through contractual relationships with telephone companies like AT&T and Verizon, we give merchants the opportunity to let consumers charge products and services such as long distance, internet access, and collect calling directly to your phone bill.

As a result, instead of purchasing these items with a credit card or opening an account with the merchant, you can have a transaction billed directly to your phone. When you do, the merchant sends your transaction information to ILD, and ILD adds the charge to your phone bill. It’s a service very similar to what credit card companies provide.

Thank you, and please let us know how we can help.


Evil Sandmich said...

First, thank you for posting your defense on my lowly website, even if it is the same spiel that's on your website.

Secondly, here's the retort I e-mailed your company after they had sent me an e-mail stating pretty much the same thing you just did:

You’ll have to forgive me for not differentiating between the scammer and the enabler thereof. Visa and MasterCard have their faults but I at least have to have an account of some sort with their services before they bill me. They can’t sign me up for account and bill me at the behest of a third party I’ve never even heard of. Even with an account (which I most certainly do not have with your company), most institutions that utilize Visa and MasterCard are fairly mindful of the exact type of scam being perpetuated here and do their best to quash it instead of doing their best perpetuate it as you appear to be doing.