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Have you been crammed? FTC wants to help

Posted by: Jane Friedmann under How to blow the whistle, Scams, Whistleblower Updated: March 11, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Have you ever found a unauthorized third-party charge thrown onto your cell phone bill? Do you have some expertise or opinion on the practice, called mobile cramming?

The Federal Trade Commission is planning a "roundtable" discussion on May 8 to explore the subject and how to best protect consumers. The meeting will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives and government regulators.

The commission is asking for input from the public in advance of the meeting. Click here to read more.

Star Tribune article: Don't become a cramming victim.

Star Tribune article: Klobuchar: Stop shady phone bill charges

News release: FTC calls wireless phone bill cramming a significant consumer problem.

Associated Press: Montana family allegedly placed $70 million in unauthorized charges on cell phone bills.

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