AGs' Phone Bill Campaign Could Ensnare Lawful Services

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A coalition of state attorneys general recently pushed the Federal Trade Commission to step up its scrutiny of unauthorized third-party charges "crammed" onto mobile phone bills, a call that some attorneys worry could go too far and stifle the sorts of services consumers actually want.

Citing an increase in consumer complaints about charges that appeared "out of the blue" on their monthly cellphone bills, the National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to the FTC on June 24, asking it to prioritize the examination of charges being placed on consumers' bills for unwanted and unused services and the inadequate disclosures...

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