Friday, July 24, 2009

Did the U.S. Government Done Entrapment on VRS Industry?

Here is the shocking revelation of the so-called government entrapment on the VRS industry, especially the Viable, Inc.

One of the anonymous source send me this email message -

Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:37:05 -0400> Subject: Re: More comments> To:> From:> >

Several friends of mine got FCC money turning on VRS, telling the > interpreter to dial a certain number that lead to a recording for hours > and hours.> > One of those friends left the USA.> > When I told him what happened to Viable he has not spoken to me again.

Was the federal government conspired to get rid of the federal fundings of the VRS calls by doing
the entrapment calls to lure the VRS industry into so-called hours long VRS calls?

Why in the world for the federal government recruit deaf foreigners to dial up the VRS company for the foreign-based phone calls??

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)


  1. Stop making mistakes. The Federal government has nothing to do with the fraud except to investigate and to enforce policies through Federal Communication Commission. The government don't hire anyone to make fraudulent calls. Please stop this silliness.

  2. From: Glenn Lockhart []
    Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 6:11 PM
    To: undisclosed-recipients:
    Subject: Friday Update

    To: Viable Employees

    Re: Friday Update

    It is my pleasure to recap the 4:30p announcement made by the executive management team to Rockville employees, call center managers and the manager of the national support team:


    Everyone will be paid. Our funder has committed to moving forward and taking the steps necessary to infuse Viable with the cash that will allow us to meet our payroll and other immediate obligations. We are enormously grateful to them for working with us at a breakneck pace and finalizing an agreement within 10 days that normally takes months. We are also grateful to every one of you at Viable for the commitment you have shown to our customers and the faith you have placed in us.

    However, how exactly financing will move forward is entirely in the hands of our funder and the banking process, and we cannot pinpoint which day next week the funds will come in. We also anticipate 48 hours between receipt of funds and disbursement, and we realize this also raises the question of whether you will be paid your wages due July 17 and July 31 with one check or two checks. You have our pledge that we will work to finalize all this information as early next week as possible.


    I would also like to take this opportunity to inform everyone that our health insurance coverage is temporarily lapsed (dating back to July 1) because we were unable to pay our premium by its due date. However, we have finalized an agreement with our insurer and our coverage will be reinstated retroactive to July 1 once we pay our premium and you should not be concerned if you receive notice on any medical claims. The immediate reinstatement of your health insurance policy takes the same high priority as your paychecks and we expect to resolve this next week.

    In meanwhile, executive management wants you to have the weekend with assurance that you will be paid in full for the wages you are owed, that your benefits will remain intact, and that Viable remains with a future of stellar service to the deaf and hard of hearing community.

    We deeply appreciate your understanding and would like to thank everyone and their families for their patience.

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  3. A number of Viable employees were laid off today due to financial circumstances according to an email sent. The tone was brief. This is the second or third round of layoffs at Viable.