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Echostar Communications Dish Network Complaint - Unlawful debit of checking account

Review by angry Texan on 2007-09-12
When we terminated service with Dish there was a termination fee that was to be charged to credit card given them when account was opened. Instead Dish somehow obtained the number for my debit card and drafted my checking account six (6) times in a couple of days. When called to see how they got the number of debit card they said it was given to them by me. It was NOT! I never use my debit card number or checking account number online or any other way. The Dish representative I spoke with said he was in India and that he knew it was illegal but that he was in India and it wasn't illegal there.

I had every intention of paying the fee asked, but did not authorize Dish to draft my checking account. This seems to be standard operating procedure for them and it is time it was stopped. I couldn't care less if it is legal in India, it is illegal here and the company addresses are all USA.

Whenever someone finds a lawyer willing to take them on, sign me up!
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-09-12
Posted by lobo65 on 2007-09-12:
Sounds you have a legal case against the parent company. I'm not one to advocate suing for any little old thing, but if I were you I would do so in small claims court for this one.

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