pageoneresults - 3:55 pm on May 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
I agree that Verizon tends to grow charges. Everytime I go to a Verizon store my bill shows with an extra charge that I did not order.
I think we're discussing two different things. Additional services from Verizon would not be cramming related. No, these are third party charges that appear in areas that may look like the telephone company's additional service charges but are not. They are third party charges that have occurred through other methods, in this case, via an initial telephone call where you may have said yes confirming your business information and have now found yourself a victim of cramming.
The type of cramming being discussed in this topic is more likely to happen with a business who have a website presence. This entire operation revolves around a business directory listing which you are billed $49.95 per month for.
P.S. Be proactive, contact your provider and let them know you don't want to allow third party billing to your telephone bill. Personally, I don't think it should be allowed out of the box. This is something the consumer should have to opt in for.