Alabama cable customer gets $6k refund from Comcast

    Are you feeling the pinch of your cable TV payment?  Probably not as much as Alabama native Joseph Azzem — who wrote a check to Comcast for more than $6,400.The Huffington Post reports that Azzem, 86, made the payment in error, thinking he was paying his usual monthly bill of $64.53. Azzem had accidentally misplaced the decimal point.
    Comcast initially refused to refund Azzem his money, merely offering him a credit toward future bills. That is until a local TV station, WKRG-5 in Mobile, aired a feature story on Azzem. Within minutes, the Philadelphia-based cable giant had issued a statement saying it was refunding Azzem his money.Azzem’s daughter said if he were given the credit, it would have taken him eight and a half years to spend it — by which time he would have been 94.

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