Complaint / review text:
We signed up for Dish Network in September '08 which included local channels, ABC, NBC and Fox in late Jan. To early Feb.; all local channels were no longer available due to license fee between Dish and local affiliates. I called Dish and was very aggravated with the whole process. Dish said it was beyond their control, so I told the rep that I was returning the equipment and he told me that there would be no contract termination fee because it was beyond their control. I found out on the 13th of Feb. That indeed my credit card was being charged various amounts so far in the amount of $255.
Again, I talked to an operator on the 13th. He said that my card would be reimbursed the charges. I called back to check the status on the 15th and was told by an account exec, Ms., that Dish will not credit my account back. Not only has Dish committed fraud but the company that first installed the service had tried to charge my credit card in the amount of $1000. I have since reported every charge by Dish and any 3rd party of Dish as fraudulent purchases. I am in the process of hiring an attorney to pursue any and all criminal actions against Dish Network and any 3rd-party affiliates with Dish.