Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Preferred Long Distance
Penalty: 
$1,440,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
November 18, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announced a $1.44 million fine against Encino, California-based long distance carrier Preferred Long Distance for slamming, based on accusations that its telemarketers pretended to be representatives of customers' existing long distance providers and switched the customers' long distance carrier without proper authorization.

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