Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Optic Internet Protocol, Inc.
Penalty: 
$7,620,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 11, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission fined Optic Internet Protocol, Inc., an Alpharetta, GA telephone company, $7,620,000 for changing consumers' long distance carriers without their authorization (slamming), placing unauthorized charges for service on consumers' telephone bills (cramming), and submitting fabricated audio recordings as proof that consumers had authorized the company to switch their carriers.

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