This scam is run by Integretel / Email Discount Network
Simple, they claim that I signed up for a discounted email account over the internet with
Email Discount Network EmailDiscountNetwork.com
Domain Name: EMAILDISCOUNTNETWORK.COM Registrar: BULKREGISTER, LLC. Whois Server: whois.bulkregister.com Referral URL: http://www.bulkregister.com Name Server: NS2.RACKSPACE.COM Name Server: NS.RACKSPACE.COM Status: ACTIVE Updated Date: 06-jul-2005 Creation Date: 23-jul-2004 Expiration Date: 23-jul-2008 Email Discount Network 1844 Nob Hill Road, #142 Plantation, FL 33322 US Domain Name: EMAILDISCOUNTNETWORK.COM Administrative Contact: Email Discount Network firstname.lastname@example.org Email Discount Network 1844 Nob Hill Road, #142 Plantation, FL 33322 US Phone: 212-465-2614 Fax: Technical Contact: Email Discount Network email@example.com Email Discount Network 1844 Nob Hill Road, #142 Plantation, FL 33322 US Phone: 212-465-2614 Fax: Billing Contact: Email Discount Network firstname.lastname@example.org Email Discount Network 1844 Nob Hill Road, #142 Plantation, FL 33322 US Phone: 212-465-2614 Fax: Record updated on 2005-07-06 00:20:45 Record created on 2004-07-23 Record expires on 2008-07-23 Database last updated on 2006-02-06 12:59:24 EST Coupon Club Of America 208 East 51st Street, #378 New York, NY 10022 US Domain Name: EDNMAIL.COM Administrative Contact: Organization Contact email@example.com Coupon Club Of America 208 East 51st Street, #378 New York, NY 10022 US Phone: 2124652614 Fax: Technical Contact: Organization Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Coupon Club Of America 208 East 51st Street, #378 New York, NY 10022 US Phone: 2124652614 Fax: Billing Contact: Organization Contact email@example.com Coupon Club Of America 208 East 51st Street, #378 New York, NY 10022 US Phone: 2124652614 Fax: Record updated on 2005-03-29 21:10:01 Record created on 2005-03-29 Record expires on 2007-03-29 Database last updated on 2006-02-06 12:58:09 EST Registrant: Integretel Inc 5883 Rue Ferrari San Jose, CA 95138 US Domain Name: INTEGRETEL.COM Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Punzalan, Wilfredo firstname.lastname@example.org Integretel Inc 5883 RUE FERRARI SAN JOSE, CA 95138-1857 US 408-362-4000 Record expires on 01-Dec-2006. Record created on 02-Dec-1996. Database last updated on 6-Feb-2006 13:07:02 EST. **** This is wild, both Integretel Inc and Kinko's Copies have the same phone number 408-362-4000 Integretel Inc 5883 Rue Ferrari - San Jose, CA Kinko's Copies 830 Blossom Hill Road - San Jose, CA Reference - http://sanjose.zami.com/Telephone_Service/A-Z **** from http://www.pubstaff.commerce.state.nc.us/pscomms/pspg.pdf same phone number Docket #: SC-1727 Status: Granted Certificate #: PSP-1691A Inmate Calling Solutions, LLC d/b/a: 5883 Rue Ferrari, San Jose, CA 95138 408-362-4000 Date Certified: 10/2/2003 Pinging www.inmatecallingsolutions.com [126.96.36.199] Domain Name: INMATECALLINGSOLUTIONS.COM Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com Name Server: NS1.INTEGRETEL.COM Name Server: NS2.INTEGRETEL.COM
This trace was made 02-06-06
EMAILDISCOUNTNETWORK.COM [188.8.131.52] C:\Documents and Settings\a>tracert 184.108.40.206 Tracing route to mail.ednmail.com [220.127.116.11] over a maximum of 30 hops: 11 12 ms 11 ms 11 ms te-9-2-ar01.capitolhghts.md.bad.comcast.net [18.104.22.168] 12 10 ms 11 ms 11 ms 22.214.171.124 13 13 ms 11 ms 11 ms 126.96.36.199 14 15 ms 16 ms 18 ms tbr2-p011701.wswdc.ip.att.net [188.8.131.52] 15 12 ms 12 ms 13 ms 184.108.40.206 16 * * * Request timed out. 17 12 ms 13 ms 14 ms vlan901.core1.iad1.rackspace.com [220.127.116.11] 18 12 ms 14 ms 14 ms aggr116a.iad1.rackspace.com [18.104.22.168] 19 14 ms 14 ms 14 ms mail.ednmail.com [22.214.171.124] Trace complete.Well, INTEGRETEL.COM had an IP address 3 days ago, but not today (Feb 06, 2006)
C:\Documents and Settings\a>tracert INTEGRETEL.COM Unable to resolve target system name INTEGRETEL.COM. C:\Documents and Settings\a>tracert 126.96.36.199 Tracing route to 188.8.131.52 over a maximum of 30 hops 11 10 ms 11 ms 11 ms te-9-2-ar01.capitolhghts.md.bad.comcast.net [68. 87.129.145] 12 11 ms 11 ms 11 ms 184.108.40.206 13 12 ms 13 ms 14 ms 220.127.116.11 14 13 ms 15 ms 13 ms tbr1-p010401.wswdc.ip.att.net [18.104.22.168] 15 12 ms 11 ms 12 ms ggr2-p310.wswdc.ip.att.net [22.214.171.124] 16 14 ms 14 ms 14 ms 0.so-2-2-0.BR1.SCL2.ALTER.NET [126.96.36.199] 17 15 ms 14 ms 14 ms 0.so-5-0-0.XL1.DCA5.ALTER.NET [188.8.131.52] 18 86 ms 87 ms 86 ms 0.so-6-0-0.XL1.LAX4.ALTER.NET [184.108.40.206] 19 87 ms 89 ms 87 ms 193.ATM6-0.GW4.LAX4.ALTER.NET [220.127.116.11] 20 105 ms 105 ms 105 ms integretel-gw2.customer.alter.net [18.104.22.168] 21 * * * Request timed out. 22 * * * Request timed out. **** C:\Documents and Settings\a>tracert integretel.com Unable to resolve target system name integretel.com. Pinging www.integretel.com [22.214.171.124] C:\Documents and Settings\a>ping couponclubofamerica.com Ping request could not find host couponclubofamerica.com. Please check the name and try again. ****
Pinging residentialemail.com [126.96.36.199]This is located at the same address as EDNMAIL (aka Coupon Club Of America)
FindADegree.com [188.8.131.52] 208 East 51st Street, #378 New York, NY 10022This site used to have the same phone number (1-408-362-4000 in the Jul 28, 2005 Google cache)
http://www.billingresource.com/contact/4-3-1.asp Pinging www.billingresource.com [184.108.40.206] Partners PaymentOne Inmate Calling Solutions 900 Information Services
ednmail - Terms and Conditions
In connection with receiving an Account, we will immediately bill to you a non-refundable, one-time set-up fee of $12.95 and, thereafter, monthly charges of $14.95. All charges associated with your Account will be billed on your local telephone bill on the INTEGRETEL bill page on behalf of "Email Discount Network".
The Program is available only through the Website.
References Claiming problems with "Email Discount Network"
This is the address associated with the company - notice that the phone number is different
Email Discount Network 1844 Nob Hill Road, #142 Plantation Florida 33322 U.S.A. Phone Number: 800-730-8199
References relate to problems with "Integretel"
I talked about this problem with my representative to Congress (at a Town Hall Meeting). His aid suggested that I call the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC).
The SCC was EXTREMELY helpful
The Federal Law requires phone companies to accept charges such as these ... it is a part of deregulation.
The real problem here is that anyone can add charges to YOUR bill ... it is the default - if you object, you must call and tell the phone company not to allow them. Then you must call the company that added the charges to get them removed.
A better system (in my opinion) would be that the phone company MUST disallow such charges until you specifically allow them by calling the phone company yourself.
Integretel, a service bureau and billing aggregator, through its subsidiary eBillit, sent more than 67,000 invoices to consumers during the second week of September 2000. Another 44,000 bills were sent out the following week ...Why would they help if they are making that kind of a profit?
In fact, Integretel representatives falsely insisted that, regardless of the explanation, line subscribers are responsible for the charges for videotext accessed over their telephone lines.This is your government working for you ... good job.
Police blotter: Porn-dialing firm loses appeal - Verity International losses its appeal.