AT&T To Pay Out $7.75M For Enabling Phone Bill Scam That Charged Customers $9 Per Month For Nothing

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered AT&T to pay $7.75 million in fines and refunds, as the telecommunications firm was said to have enabled a phone bill scam operated by a pair of small Cleveland-based businesses.

The businesses that operated the scam were able to keep it up and running for four and a half years, charging customers for directory assistance services at about $9 per month. The service was a fake one though, with customers not receiving anything in exchange for what they paid. Apparently, the customers also did not voluntarily sign up for the fake service.

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