A New Threat: “Mobile Cramming”

BOISE – The Idaho Attorney General has reached a settlement with Verizon Wireless and Sprint, after allegations that the companies imposed unauthorized charges on customer’s monthly cell phone bills. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says that millions of dollars were charged and need to be refunded to consumers, who never agreed to the particular charges, a practice known as “mobile cramming”. Verizon is subject to pay $90 million dollars while Sprint will pay $68 million to cell phone consumers across the country.