November 9, 2005

Verizon moves to stop customer info theft

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless said on Wednesday
that it received a court injunction to stop a Florida
investigative agency from fraudulently obtaining confidential
information about its wireless subscribers.

The No. 2 U.S. mobile service said it filed a suit accusing
Global Information Group of making thousands of attempts to
gather confidential information without authorization and using
fraudulent schemes to do so, including impersonating Verizon
employees and posing as customers.

Verizon Wireless is a venture of Verizon Communications and
Vodafone Group.