Just got what looks to me (by its stilted language, laser copy appearance and lack of specifics such as a return address) like a PHONY, COUNTERFEIT letter with a Verizon logo, that begins this way:
"IMPORTANT SERVICE MESSAGE... Dear Valued Verizon Customer: There have been landline service issues in your area and we want to apologize if you have been inconvenienced. Network reliability and your experience as a Verizon customer are important, and that's why Verizon needs to transition your service to the most advanced technology available -- fiber optics. The fiber network has many advantages over our existing facilities.... There is absolutely no charge to make this transition -- you keep the same voice service at the same rate. High Speed Internet customers will be provided improved services at comparable or better rates."
OH, REALLY? So why am I solicited regularly for FiOS High Speed Internet at a significant price increase over what I am paying now for DSL? I used to be a trade journalist in telecommunications, and I have read or heard nothing about Verizon eliminating its already-built "twisted pair" landline service. I BELIEVE THIS LETTER IS EITHER COUNTERFEIT, OR A BRAZEN ATTEMPT TO SWITCH ME TO HIGHER-PRICED SERVICES UNDER FALSE CLAIMS.
As for the reference to "landline service issues," fiber is STILL "landline." This stilted syntax makes me suspect that some military intelligence operation may want to get inside my premises under the pretext of a "no charge" service upgrade. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS -- not when Verizon regularly solicits me to upgrade at significantly higher rates. Perhaps some Homeland-mil-intel black op wants to enter my premises under false pretext to install spy gear or a new iteration of electromagnetic weapon? Sounds far-fetched, but since I've been an electromagnetic weapon system victim for more than eight years, it's a plausible scenario. Maybe the good guys are putting an end to the cell tower torture mode, so the bad guys have to deploy a new stealth torture technology?
I intend to check this out further and will report back in this space. It could be difficult, given the obvious fact that I often receive spoofed internet pages conveying psyops lies -- including on Google searches. By the way, if this letter is true, then I am kicking Verizon to the curb for good.
P.S. The letter was signed by “Tom” – “Tom Maguire Senior Vice President – National Operations Support”