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Topic # 28886 15-Dec-2008 12:05 Send private message

One of my clients just got this bill.
They have never been a Compass Customer





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  Reply # 184220 15-Dec-2008 12:11 Send private message

Not a bad business model...

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Reply # 184224 15-Dec-2008 12:23 Send private message

Note that the bulk of it is "Invoice print fee"...

Seriously, is this coming from Compass? Could it be a scam, someone trying to get people to pay fake invoices into the scammer account?




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  Reply # 184227 15-Dec-2008 12:36 Send private message

I've seen this sort of thing years ago when I was doing AR, we got all these random invoices with charges like this on them.

Contacted the companies in question to ask about it and lo & behold, wasn't their bank account or their invoice. Was a small figure that I would imagine a lot of companies might just pay.

Management reported it to the Police, not sure if anything ever came out of that.



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  Reply # 184234 15-Dec-2008 12:56 Send private message

freitasm: Note that the bulk of it is "Invoice print fee"...

Seriously, is this coming from Compass? Could it be a scam, someone trying to get people to pay fake invoices into the scammer account?


I rang and confirmed with Compass, they admitted the mistake and will credit the account.




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  Reply # 186105 25-Dec-2008 23:34 Send private message

Wow

really? Their mistake?

I was trying to call them during an outage the other day and their phone system lets you go on hold for 10 mins and then tells you to call back later and hangs up on you. Another fail.




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  Reply # 186219 26-Dec-2008 23:10 Send private message

I recorded the conversation just incase.




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  Reply # 186280 27-Dec-2008 17:45 Send private message

cisconz: I recorded the conversation just incase.


Post it on youtube - I really, really wanna hear this




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  Reply # 186358 28-Dec-2008 11:56 Send private message

Attached here

I have taken the hold time out and deleted the invoice numbers etc.

File is 3 mins long and 3.1 mb




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  Reply # 186554 29-Dec-2008 18:32 Send private message

wow.




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  Reply # 186577 29-Dec-2008 21:00 Send private message

That IVR sounds frustrating, and their customer service sounded rather average.
I was also surprised he wasn't more apologetic considering it was a rather large cock-up by them.




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Reply # 186768 30-Dec-2008 23:34 Send private message

That has definately got to be a nominee for the wally of the year award. I wonder how much it cost for them to send that as you take the paper, the ink, the envelope and postage into account and then send it to a non existant customer. The part I will go wow at is the prompt payment discount of 4c if paid by the 20th. Laughing

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