Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Data Integration Systems, Inc.
Penalty: 
$11,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
September 15, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announced $11 million in fines against three related long distance carriers for "cramming" unauthorized charges onto consumer telephone bills, "slamming" consumers by switching their preferred phone carriers without authorization, deceptive marketing, and violating the FCC's truth-in-billing rules. The companies, Central Telecom Long Distance, Consumer Telcom, and U.S. Telecom Long Distance, are run as one operation by Data Integration Systems, Inc.

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