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cellphone cramming
2014-08-01 05:05:36

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has taken considerable time, but the widespread problem of cellphone companies allowing their customers to be victims of "cramming" charges may be coming to an end, following a new report by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. The report found that hundreds of millions of dollars had most likely been paid in charges which cellphone users had not authorized, after third party fees were latched onto phone bills. The third party...

2014-07-28 12:26:14

Staff Report Details Needed Changes to Protect Consumers From Scams WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report issued today, the Federal Trade Commission staff recommends steps that mobile carriers and other companies should take to prevent consumers from being stuck with unauthorized charges on their mobile phone bills, an unlawful practice known as mobile cramming. The report focuses on the multi-billion dollar business known as carrier billing, which refers...

t-mobile
2014-07-02 04:58:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused wireless carrier T-Mobile of making hundreds of millions of dollars by charging its customers for bogus services, such as "premium" SMS subscriptions that were never authorized. The FTC alleges that the carrier received as much as 40 percent of the total amount charged to customers content subscriptions that may have included "flirting tips, horoscope information or celebrity gossip...

2014-07-01 16:32:30

T-Mobile Was Aware For Years that Charges Were Not Authorized by its Customers WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a complaint filed today, the Federal Trade Commission is charging mobile phone service provider T-Mobile USA, Inc., with making hundreds of millions of dollars by placing charges on mobile phone bills for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were bogus charges that were never authorized by its customers. The FTC alleges that...

2014-06-03 08:43:27

Company announces international expansion with new London office. NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forensiq, an advertising technology company that helps eliminate display fraud, viewability fraud, click fraud and affiliate fraud today announced the addition of Dean Harris as Chief Marketing Officer and Erol Soyer as Managing Director - International. The expansion of Forensiq's executive team coincides with the opening of the company's first international office in London....

2014-01-07 12:24:58

Storm Bradford Founder Of The Nationwide Firm Mortgage Fraud Examiners Has Disclosed For Foreclosure Victims The Latest Techniques That Lenders Cannot Beat. RESTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Storm Bradford Founder Of The Nationwide Firm Mortgage Fraud Examiners Has Disclosed For Foreclosure Victims The Latest Techniques That Lenders Cannot Beat. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140107/MN41655) When asked how the mechanism works, Bradford explained: "It's...

2013-11-21 23:32:52

Data Facts announces a suite of products available to lenders to fight the widespread issue of mortgage fraud. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The prevalence of mortgage fraud is still a scary fact. According to the FBI, 13 billion dollars were lost in fraudulent mortgage loans in 2012. Over 60% of mortgage fraud includes ID discrepancies and in most cases the fraudster uses a mixture of accurate and “borrowed” information. These crooks operate this way hoping that lenders will...

2013-06-12 23:02:39

Award winning online advertising company, eZanga.com, scores and filters traffic meticulously in real time to detect the behavior patterns of internet users and eliminate all types of fraudulent traffic before the click reaches the advertiser. Middletown, DE (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Over the past ten years, eZanga has provided successful online advertising campaigns for companies of all sizes. In addition to their own fraud filtration technology, eZanga uses third party validation tools,...


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