DISH Network - Bank Theft Informative - DISH Network - Bank Theft
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK -- My local cable company recently bought out my contract with Dish Network so I could switch to their service where I already have my DSL and my DSL phone line, they did this without me having to sign a contract. I called to cancel with Dish and a week later they sent me the box and UPS label to send back the equiptment. I sent the box back two weeks after receiving it. While the equiptment was in transit they hit my bank account seven times in four days to the tune of $500. Like others who now know better, I used my VISA check card when I originally signed up and to pay my bill online. To make a long story short, I finally had to call corporate headquarters in Colorado to get someone that would tell me when I would get my money back (3-5 days). So-called customer service told me it could be as long as six weeks, when I complained they hung up on me!
I urge anyone that has DISH network now to call their local cable TV company and ask if they would buy out your contract with Dish to switch. The IO I have with Cablevision is far superior to the Dish (and cheaper) and I didn't have to lock into a contract. This company needs to be put out of business. If anyone did use their VISA/Mastercard bank card with this company I'd cancel the card and get a new one, or even if you used a credit card I'd do the same thing.