Verizon Wireless, Sprint Settle Allegations of Bogus ChargesIllinois consumers who believe third-party vendors charged their cellphone bills phony fees can submit restitution claims after a $158 million settlement with Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
Telephone "Cramming" Outlawed in Illinois Illinois is now among the few states to ban third-party companies from adding fees to bills.
Belleville Police Department Fell Victim to Cramming Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says phone bill cramming is now a two billion dollar a year scheme.
Illinois Crackdown on Phone Cramming“Scam artists use consumers’ phone numbers like credit cards, racking up charges for things they never ordered and don’t want and profiting to the tune of $2 billion each year."

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