Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Long Distance Consolidated Billing Company
Penalty: 
$2,400,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
July 30, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announced plans for a $2.4 million fine against Long Distance Consolidated Billing Company, which was accused of switching consumers' regional toll service providers without their authorization (slamming), misrepresenting the company's identity during telemarketing calls, and placing unauthorized charges on consumers' telephone bills (cramming).

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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