Verizon Underreported $250M In Data Charges, FCC Told

Law360, Washington (July 3, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A law firm urged the Federal Communications Commission's inspector general Tuesday to investigate the circumstances surrounding the agency's 2010 consent decree with Verizon Wireless, claiming the wireless giant underreported its fraudulent customer data fees by nearly $250 million.

Although Verizon agreed to refund customers $52.8 million in October 2010 for the mysterious data overcharges, Smithwick & Belendiuk PC alleges internal Verizon documents show customers were bilked out of approximately $250 million thanks to the FCC settlement.

“The full refund amount due Verizon Wireless' customers, based on...
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