Sun, 27 Jan 2013, 8:52am PST
Badcustomer.com told people that they had been placed on the list of bad customers, and that companies wouldn't do business with them unless they paid up. This is completely untrue
I wish I could find a scammer's list of "bad customers" and try to get on it. I do what I can, for example when the recording of "Heather from Account Services" phones, I always press the number to talk with her personally, then waste as much of their time as possible, asking them to hold while I look for paperwork etc. It doesn't seem to be enough though: Heather and her colleagues keep calling me about utility bills, credit card offers, etc.
Sometimes I don't get to the phone in time so Heather leaves a message. That's a nuisance when I'm away and have to pay to retrieve messages. Maybe I should change my voicemail to require people to press 1 so they can leave a message.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013, 12:13pm PST
Unfortunately, it was a scam that scared uneducated and/or the uninformed into paying for a service that only existed in their little peabrains.
It's illegal for companies to refuse to serve someone based on their inclusion on such a list if they present a valid credit card.