As a result of telecommunication trickery, Louisiana taxpayers have been cheated out $1,243,000 by a Virginian company. The company, Global Tel Link (GTL), has yet to update its website which continues to read “Neither GTL nor any of its subsidiaries, divisions, or subdivisions has ever been convicted of fraud or of deceit or unlawful business dealings.”
Let’s start at the beginning. Global Tel Link primarily makes its money by providing communication services to prisoners in a variety of states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. On June 6th, Securus Technologies, a Dallas-based prison technologies company, with an A+ rating from BBB, brought attentions to Global Tel Link’s wrong doings in Louisiana. According to PR Newswire, the list of grievances ranged from artificially adding time to the length of calls, to double billing calls and more. Securus’ modest estimate is that Global Tel Link’s unlawful behavior has cost Louisianan taxpayers over a million dollars.
In response to these ilegal actions, Global Tel Link’s offenses were investigated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. If you would like to know more about the other unlawful wrong doings of Global Tel Link, including their other methods for deliberately sneaking more money out of costumer’s pockets, please click here for the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s report.
Securus Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securus_Technologies
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