Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Central Telecom Long Distance Inc.
Penalty: 
$3,900,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
May 5, 2014
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announces plans to fine Central Telecom Long Distance Inc. $3.9 million for allegedly deceiving consumers to switch their long distance service, billing customers for unauthorized charges, and failing to clearly and plainly describe charges on customers' bills. Many of these actions were said to have victimized elderly and disabled consumers.

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