Watching 17 porn films in four days would be an impressive feat for even the most avid flesh film fan. Watching five films in a span of 10 minutes is simply ridiculous.

That's the argument Carol Scott made when she called her Time Warner Cable's customer service department to contest a pay-per-view charge that totaled $154.65.

The Los Angeles-based lawyer said she'd never watched an adult film on pay-per-view, and clearly could not have racked up the charges detailed on the bill she received. Time Warner begged to disagree.

"[The rep] told me they don't make mistakes," Scott told the Los Angeles Times. "He said I must have watched all those movies."

It wasn't until Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus started poking around on Scott's behalf that the charges were wiped and Scott's service was restored.

This isn't the first time we've written about a customer's bad experience with Time Warner. Earlier this month, Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart complained on Twitter that after a failed attempt to set up an account with the cable and Internet provider he had "lost the will to live."

Scott's story also underscores how important it is to double check that the bills you're paying are correct.

Grace Edwards, a Connecticut woman, had been getting billed for the electricity used to power a pair of streetlights outside her home for 25 years before she discovered the error. The electric company has since reimbursed her for over $10,000.

Kristin Harriger, a Texas resident, was shocked when she received an electric bill for nearly $1.4 million. Fortunately, the bill was an error and the charge was erased, along with a $66,000 late fee she had incurred.

Unfortunately, getting paid back for a billing error isn't always so easy. Joseph Azzem, an 86-year-old Alabama man, accidentally paid Comcast $6,453 instead of the $64.53 he owed after he left out a decimal point. Comcast was reluctant to send Azzem a refund and only did so after a local television station got involved.

Sometimes fighting back against bad customer service just takes a bit of creativity. Musician David Carroll launched a career protesting poor customer service after watching United Airlines baggage carriers throw his $3,500 Taylor guitar.

Here are 10 crazy ways customers have retaliated against bad customer service:

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  • Turn Your Car Into A Negative Ad

    A <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/xqc6h/i_love_it_when_people_take_shit_into_their_own/" target="_hplink">Reddit user</a> launched a negative ad campaign on his car after he claimed a car dealership <a href="http://now.msn.com/vehicle-has-signs-on-it-claiming-car-dealer-that-sold-it-is-a-liar" target="_hplink">bilked him</a> out of $9,000.

  • Jump Out Of A Moving Plane

    An Air Asia passenger caused quite a panic after he <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/air-asia-passenger-causes-panic-leaps-from-plane_n_1746430.html" target="_hplink">opened an emergency exit and jumped out of a taxiing aircraft</a>. According to reports, the flight had been delayed an hour when the passenger, only identified as Chong, bolted toward the exit. Subsequently, the flight was delayed along with other outgoing flights.

  • Cause A Social Media Stir

    When Netflix tried to instill its second price hike in 8 months, angry customers <a href="https://www.facebook.com/netflix/posts/10150234431168870" target="_hplink">flocked to social media</a> to unleash their fury over the pricing plan changes. The company didn't revoke the price hike, and more than <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/22/netflix-price-hike_n_1166148.html" target="_hplink">800,000 Netflix customers jumped ship</a> as a result.

  • Foreclose On A Bank

    Warren Nyerges and his attorney <a href="http://moneyland.time.com/2011/06/06/homeowner-forecloses-on-bank-of-america-yes-you-heard-that-right/" target="_hplink">served a local Bank of America branch with a foreclosure order</a> for failing to pay Nyerges' legal fees after a botched foreclosure proceeding. Eventually, the bank wrote a check for $5,772.88 to satisfy Nyerges' request.

  • Do Your Research

    Dick Bove, a well-known bank analyst, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/dick-bove-wells-fargo_n_1703840.html" target="_hplink">blasted Wells Fargo</a> in a <a href="http://dealbreaker.com/uploads/2012/07/WFC072312-Service.pdf" target="_hplink">well-researched analyst note</a> after the bank botched his personal account with extra fees, screwed up his mortgage refinancing and gave him horrible customer service.

  • Take It To The Press

    Taylor McKinley <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/bank-fee-fifth-third-bank_n_1297200.html" target="_hplink">told The Huffington Post</a> his tale of bank account he thought was was closed that ended up racking up $438.35 in fees. After HuffPost contacted Fifth Third Bank to verify the bank's policies, it reversed the fees it had charged McKinley.

  • Create A Change.org Petition

    A disgruntled T-Mobile customer <a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/t-mobile-make-t-mobile-stop-their-bad-customer-service" target="_hplink">created a petition</a> on Change.org to protest the company's "bad customer service."

  • Destroy Everything

    We're not sure <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBd0shBeMck&feature=player_detailpage" target="_hplink">what this dealership did</a> to make this customer so angry, but they are surely paying for it.

  • Commit Insurance Fraud

    According to a study by Accenture, 55 percent of consumers say bad service from an insurance company is more likely to make them <a href="http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/getting-revenge-against-your-insurance-company/" target="_hplink">commit fraud against the company</a>.

  • Create A Viral YouTube Video

    While traveling with his band members in 2008, Dave Carroll witnessed United Airlines baggage handlers throwing his $3,500 Taylor guitar. The guitar ended up severely damaged, and Carroll pursued the airline for payment, which he was denied. As a result, Carroll wrote and produced three <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGc4zOqozo" target="_hplink">YouTube music videos</a> about his poor experience that have netted over 14 million views. Carroll has since also <a href="http://www.davecarrollmusic.com/book/" target="_hplink">written a book</a>, embarked on a <a href="http://bigbreaksolutions.com/events/?utm_source=UnitedBreaksGuitarscom" target="_hplink">speaking tour</a> and created his own <a href="http://gripevine.com/" target="_hplink">customer gripe site</a>.

(Hat tip: Consumerist)

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