Fake Internet Provider? Pennsylvania Attorney General Sues Davis Communications for Allegedly Duping Rural Customers

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HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Michelle Henry has announced a lawsuit against Davis Communications Internet, Inc., and its owner, David Davis. The lawsuit alleges that the company, rather than providing internet services as advertised, was in fact reselling internet services they had purchased from a legitimate provider.

Davis Communications Internet had been targeting consumers in rural York County, where internet options are scarce. The company subscribed to business internet plans, then repackaged and sold these connections as if they were their own.

The lawsuit seeks to ban Davis Communications and David Davis from selling internet services within Pennsylvania. It also demands consumer restitution, civil penalties, and the forfeiture of profits gained through this deceptive operation.

Attorney General Henry stated, “This sham business allegedly targeted consumers off the traditional internet grid and in great need of reliable internet connections. My office will always take a stand against businesses that target vulnerable Pennsylvanians.”

Davis Communications had advertised itself as a bona fide internet provider, offering services such as “LTE high-speed internet” and “Truly Unlimited Service.” However, the lawsuit alleges that the defendants misrepresented the reasons for internet service interruptions and outages. When customers were automatically billed during these downtimes, no refunds were given. Instead, refund requests were either ignored or dismissed with accusations of “data abuse”, a term left deliberately vague and confusing.

Pennsylvanians are urged to be vigilant against any other companies that may pose as legitimate internet service providers. To safeguard themselves, consumers can verify a company’s legitimacy by checking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) websites.

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If consumers believe they’ve been victims of similar unfair or deceptive practices, they’re encouraged to file a complaint with the Bureau of Consumer Protection online, by phone, or via email.

The lawsuit against Davis Communications was filed in the York County Court of Common Pleas by Deputy Attorney General Mark Wolfe.

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