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    Telkom 1023 online listing - White Pages

    I've been harassed by scammers to pay R10,000 for what they said was FREE services. They have a Durban number and it goes to a debt collecting company. I've read up on similar where scammer owns debt collection agency as well. When you don't pay they start sending legal threats, but infact are one and the same. They call themselves White Pages and use the following email addresses: act@telkomsa.net and pages@telkomsa.net. I've read on Facebook that those who put through cancelations within the correct time frame have been shrugged off as not having received cancelations and thus they remain liable to pay. Anyone else experience this?

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    Not Nice.
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    Hmmm. Are you sure this one is Trudon? Trudon representatives use Trudon email accounts.

    There are a number of sharp operators purporting to have an association with Telkom that are selling directory listings for ridiculously high figures and those listings are pretty much worthless.

    The thing to watch for is telkomsa.net email addresses. Telkomsa.net is an email service for Telkom clients - which is something rather different to Telkom contractors or service providers.

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    Dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky03 View Post
    I've been harassed by scammers to pay R10,000 for what they said was FREE services. They have a Durban number and it goes to a debt collecting company. I've read up on similar where scammer owns debt collection agency as well. When you don't pay they start sending legal threats, but infact are one and the same. They call themselves White Pages and use the following email addresses: act@telkomsa.net and pages@telkomsa.net. I've read on Facebook that those who put through cancelations within the correct time frame have been shrugged off as not having received cancelations and thus they remain liable to pay. Anyone else experience this?

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    There used to be many scammers trying to get businesses to list in telephone directories such as the Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories etc. . They would try to get your signature on a form, confirming that your details are still correct, but the form was an actual contract. Now that paper directories are no longer used, scammers try on-line to catch you. Do not agree to anything that you have not initiated yourself and do not allow your staff to sign any such documents on behalf of the company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurock View Post
    do not allow your staff to sign any such documents on behalf of the company.
    This is very IMPORTANT, whilst the contract is invalid, the process to get it stopped is a very difficult task indeed with these scammers.
    The amount of money is small, but getting the legal process to stop them is very expensive in deed.
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    I am not going to mention the company name because I was harassed by them for many years and as such I don't want to draw attention to myself.

    I will say that that people are ALSO harassed by REAL ON THE BOOKS companies that refuse to remove listings. They did this to me for years!

    Anybody phones you about this tell them to F-OFF.

    @Justloadit - I am not going to pay the other account that I got blackmailed about - They are welcome to try and take me to court over prescribed debt - If they feel that they don't want to give me additional services then they can keep it - I will go elsewhere. I think that it is a bluff though because they still phone me begging me to upgrade 2 contracts that expired. Seems the left hand threatens people while the right hand begs the very same people for business - Stupid parastatals!
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    It's not Trudon, it's Indian ladies specifically, from Durban I feel.

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