We hear of scams on the unsuspecting public on a daily basis, and we try to be careful so as not to be taken. However, it is important to protect ourselves even in a small community like Payson.
One would expect that we would not have to worry when dealing with a nationwide public enterprise that is traded on the stock exchange, but that is not the case. I discovered that my cost for garbage removal has been increasing almost every quarter. When I questioned this, I was told they could reduce my quarterly charge by a few dollars. I called them back and stated that I was canceling my service. When they asked why, I said they were too expensive. I was then told that they could reduce my cost from $79 per quarter to $45 per quarter.
I was so angry that I decided to give my business to a local company.
I have since learned that others in my neighborhood are paying anywhere from $83 per quarter to over $90 per quarter. While it is difficult for me to understand the rationale for this (if there is any), it serves to reinforce the doctrine “CAVEAT EMPTOR,” let the buyer beware.