Comcast Is Also Changing Customers’ Names To “Whore” And “Dummy”

(courtesy Elliott.org)

(courtesy Elliott.org)

This is not how Comcast wanted to end a week that saw it having to explain how a supposedly rogue employee could change a customer’s name to “A**hole Brown.” Other customers have since come forward claiming they also had their names tweaked for the worst by Comcast staffers.

Once again the complaints come via journalist and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott’s blog, which first broke the news of the A**hole incident.

As that story caught fire online, other Comcast customers reached out to Elliott with claims that their accounts were altered with offensive names.

One customer’s bill added the word “Whore” to the name on her account.

“What’s most interesting is that Comcast said the ‘whore’ was added on Dec. 6,” she tells Elliott. “I have no record of any recent contact with Comcast until Dec. 16. So whoever chose to re-name me picked my account out of a hat. That says there are probably millions of us out there who Comcast employees have renamed. We need to find all of them.”

The woman, whose name is not “Whore,” said she had to speak with “at least 20” Comcast staffers over the course of several weeks before her account was finally fixed.

And it’s not just happening to customers with paper bills. One Comcast subscriber says she checked her account online and saw that her first name had been replaced with “dummy.”

(courtesy Elliott.org)

(courtesy Elliott.org)

“They changed my name to ‘dummy’ in my online account, so that the greeting was ‘Hello, dummy,’” she tells Elliott. “I had to call several times but they said they didn’t see it until I went in person to Comcast and they removed it.”

She claims that no one offered an apology or explanation for how the name change occurred.

A third customer says that after his parents called Comcast to remove their phone and TV services from the account, the first name on the account was mysteriously changed to “Fakoe,” which in no way resembles the name previously on the account.

“This ‘Fakoe’ name is nowhere near either of their monikers and seems to be an insult in the form of the F-word aimed towards my parents,” the customers’ kid explains.

One former subcontractor for Comcast explains how it’s easy to make these name changes, but that it would have to be deliberate.

“There are no confirmations or prompts asking you if you want to do something or not,” he tells Elliott. “But it does take some serious navigation to get to the portion of the biller, or the software they used to make changes on accounts, where you change account names and information. So the rep who changed the customer’s name to ‘a**hole’ couldn’t have done it by accident.”

We’ve contacted Comcast HQ for comment on this latest spate of insulting name-changes and will update when we hear anything back.

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  1. webalias says:

    I would be quite pleased if were Comcast to change my name to A**hole or S.O.B or any similar pejorative. To be considered any of those by Comcast and earn their enmity would be a badge of honor, kind of like being publicly denounced or targeted by the Taliban.