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83yearolddialupcustomerhitwith24Kbill

BREAKING NEWS – Los Angeles, California – “Bill shock” doesn’t just happen to cellphone users: Ron Dorff, an 83-year-old Los Angeles man driven to despair by a $24,298.93 bill for a dial-up Internet service that usually costs him $51 a month, was initially told he would have to pay up, according to Los Angeles Times consumer advocate David Lazarus. After a technician determined there was a problem with the modem Dorff used to access the AOL service, the elderly man says he was told AT&T would not adjust the massive bill, according to Lazarus, who says the company waived the charges after he stepped in. A spokesman for AOL eventually admitted that they were aware that Dorff was being overcharged, and further stated, “That since very few people still use the dial up service, we are compelled to gouge every unsuspecting customer we can, due to our financial obligations to our investors. Thus, we stand by our decision of this common corporate business practice.”

• April 30, 2015


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