Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
GPSPS, Inc.
Penalty: 
$9,065,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
July 23, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission fined GPSPS, Inc., an Atlanta-based telephone company, $9,065,000 for switching consumers' long distance carriers without their authorization (slamming), billing consumers for unauthorized charges (cramming), and submitting falsified evidence to government regulatory officials as proof that consumers had authorized the company to switch their long distance providers.

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