Calendar | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cramming on Wireless Phone Bills: A Review of Consumer Protection Practices and Gaps

Jul 30 2014 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Over two decades ago, phone companies began allowing third-party vendors to place charges on consumer phone bills for products unrelated to phone service such as photo storage. From the early days of this practice, industry representatives have promised to protect consumers against unauthorized third party charges. However, the Committee’s 2010-11 review of third-party billing on landline phones found that “cramming” – where fraudulent charges are placed on consumers’ phone bills – had been occurring for several decades and was estimated to have cost consumers billions of dollars.

ACM & NAMAC Joint National Conference and Expo

Aug 6 2014 (All day) - Aug 8 2014 (All day)
Philadelphia, PA, United States

FCC Open Meeting August 2014

Aug 8 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for August 8, 2014; The FCC will consider...


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