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AT&T To Pay Millions in Phone Cramming Case

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If you are an AT&T customer, you could be getting a refund. If you are an AT&T customer, you could be getting a refund.
NBC RIGHT NOW-- It happened earlier this year with T-Mobile, and now AT&T will pay $105 million for unlawfully billing wireless customers on their monthly bills in a practice known as "cramming."

This is the seventh case of phone "cramming" brought up by the Federal Trade Commission since 2013.

The charges were typically for $9.99 per month and came from third-party services for things like trivia and horoscopes.

The FTC accused AT&T of obscuring the charges on bills, preventing customers from getting full refunds, and keeping at least 35-percent of the fees paid.

As part of the settlement, $80 million will be paid to the FTC to provide refunds to consumers, $20 million will go to state governments for penalties and fees, and the remaining $5 million will be a penalty paid to the Federal Communications Commission.

If you're an AT&T customer, you can go to the FTC's website seek a refund if you believe you're eligible.

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