AT&T to Pay for Phone Bill Scam

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thousands of AT&T customers are set to receive a refund from the company. The FCC has ordered the telecommunications corporation to pay more than 7-million dollars for allowing charges to its customers for a directory assistance service that didn’t exist. Investigators believe the sham targeted mostly small businesses. They were charged a monthly directory service on their local AT&T landline telephone bills. AT&T received a fee from the companies for each charge placed on its customers’ bills. Now they will be expected to refund a total of six million-800-thousand dollars. The company will also pay $950,000 to the US Treasury. AT&T says it plans to send refund checks within 90 days.

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