Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Calling 10 and Telseven
Penalty: 
$3,430,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
February 18, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission fined related companies Calling 10 and Telseven, as well as their owner, more than $3.4 million. The companies were accused of deceiving consumers who mistakenly called their toll-free numbers about their purported services and then subsequently billed those consumers for services that were neither provided nor requested, a practice known as cramming.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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