Preferred Long Distance fined USD 1.44 mln for slamming

Thursday 19 November 2015 | 09:28 CET | News
The FCC has levied a USD 1.44 million fine against Preferred Long Distance for 'slamming'. The Encino, California, company's telemarketers were posing as representatives of consumers' existing long distance providers and switched their carrier without proper authorisation. The FCC became aware of this activity after receiving numerous complaints against Preferred from small businesses and individuals. Regulations prohibit a carrier from switching a consumer's chosen long distance provider without obtaining properly verified authorisation to make the change. In addition, the Communications Act

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Companies: FCC / Preferred Long Distance
Countries: United States
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