May 16, 2012
A local business has informed our BBB that an "F" rated company, US Telecom (aka UST Development, Inc.) based in Ontario, CA is soliciting in our region. US Telecom has a history of sending fraudulent invoices to businesses for ‘maintenance warranties’ in the amount of $175.00 to $350.00. See below for an example of the solicitation. These invoices are solicitations for business, not an actual bill. You are not obligated to pay this amount to US Telecom/UST Development, Inc. This company has had 139 complaints filed in the past year, and many have gone unanswered.
UPDATE: May 16, 2012
We have received multiple calls who report that the $425.00 solicitation invoices they have received show US Telecom's return address has changed to:
La Verne, CA 91750-1970
Phone # 800-217-9437
Fax # 626-205-1133
As of today, the solicitation invoices still do NOT state anywhere that they are a solicitation for business, and the company has a total of 364 complaints filed against them.
To see further information about US Telecom/UST Development, Inc., see their BBB Business Review. If you have any questions about these invoices, feel free to contact Kathy Graham, President/CEO of the BBB of Coastal Carolina at 843-488-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.