Virginia to get $321,000 in settlement with T-Mobile

STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia will receive $321,000 from T-Mobile US over billing for unauthorized charges. Attorney General Mark Herring announced the state’s portion of the settlement Friday. The Federal Trade Commission says T-Mobile is paying at least $67.5 million in refunds to affected customers plus $18 million in fines to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and $4.5 million in fines to the Federal Communications Commission. The settlement is over billing for a practice known as “cramming” in which customers get subscriptions to text services like $9.99-per-month horoscopes, ringtones or celebrity gossip updates that they didn’t want or authorize. Herring says more than 153,000 T-Mobile customers in Virginia may be eligible for restitution.

 

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