AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million to settle a case with the government over alleged bill cramming that cost consumers tens of millions of dollars. It’s the largest-ever settlement over wireless bill cramming.
$80 million of the settlement will cover customer refunds, which will be distributed by the Federal Trade Commission. Another $20 million will be paid in penalties and fees to states attorneys general, and $5 million in penalties will head to the Federal Communications Commission, according to today’s announcement.
The FTC has set up a website where consumers can seek refunds until May 1, 2015. “Current and former AT&T customers who paid for unauthorized third-party charges after January 1, 2009 may apply for refunds,” the site says. Customers can fill out an online form or request a refund by mail.
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