8 months ago
Subjected to Mobile Cramming
Over 2.7 million AT&T customers to be refunded, mostly through bill credits
The Federal Trade Commission is providing over $88 million in refunds
to more than 2.7 million AT&T customers who had third-party charges
added to their mobile bills without their consent, a tactic known as
âmobile cramming.â The refunds to consumers relate to 2014
settlements with AT&T, and the companies behind two of the cramming
schemes, Tatto and Acquinity.
The refunds represent the most money ever returned to consumers in a
mobile cramming case. Through the FTCâs refund program, nearly 2.5
million current AT&T customers will receive a credit on their bill
within the next 75 days, and more than 300,000 former customers will
receive a check. The average refund amount is $31.