Comcast apologizes for renaming customer ‘A**hole Brown’

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 15:28:53-05


SPOKANE, Wash. (PIX11) – A couple who tried to cancel the cable portion of their Comcast subscription were shocked to find their next bill addressed to a new customer — “A**hole Brown.”

The couple, Ricardo and Lisa Brown, decided they could live without the $60-per-month cost and tried to downgrade to Internet only, but were referred instead to a customer service agent who tried to convince them otherwise.  The “retention specialist” even tried to persuade them to sign a new two-year contract, they later told consumer advocate Christopher Elliot.

Then, their next bill came.

Instead of being addressed to Ricardo Brown, as normal, “A**hole Brown” appeared at the top of the statement.

The Browns said they requested multiple times to have the name changed back in Comcast’s system, then reached out to Elliot for help.

Comcast released the following statement, “We have apologized to our customer for this unacceptable situation and addressed it directly with the employee who will no longer be working on behalf of Comcast.  We’re also looking at a number of technical solutions that would prevent it from happening moving forward.”

The company added, “We are working with our customer to make this right and will take appropriate steps to prevent this from happening again.”

Brown said the cable company initially promised to refund two years of cable costs, and to provide the next two years for free.

Brown, however, says she was only given the two-year refund in the end.