Violation Tracker Individual Record

OneLink Communications, Inc. et al.
Current Parent Company: 
Liberty Global
February 12, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announced a $29,600,000 proposed fine against four related long distance carriers for a variety of apparent fraudulent, deceptive, and manipulative practices targeting consumers with Hispanic surnames. The Commission asserted that OneLink Communications, Inc., TeleDias Communications, Inc., TeleUno, Inc., and Cytel, Inc., slammed consumers by switching their long distance carriers without authorization and crammed unauthorized charges onto consumers' bills. In addition, it was alleged that the companies, which operated as a single enterprise, fabricated audio recordings that they then submitted to the FCC as proof the consumers authorized these changes and charges.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
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