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Long-distance carriers fined USD 11 mln by FCC for slamming

Friday 16 September 2016 | 11:28 CET | News
The US Federal Communications Commission announced USD 11 million in fines against three related long-distance carriers for 'cramming' unauthorized charges onto consumer phone bills, 'slamming' consumers by switching their preferred phone carriers without authorization, deceptive marketing, and violating the FCC's truth-in-billing rules. The companies Central Telecom Long Distance, Consumer Telcom and U.S. Telecom Long Distance are run as one operation by Data Integration Systems. During this investigation, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau reviewed over 260 consumer complaints about the three

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: FCC
Countries: United States
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