Representative Jan Schakowsky Introduces the Protect Consumers from Phony Charges Act

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)--June 24, 2016.   Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) has introduced the Protect Consumers from Phony Phone Charges Act to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to restrict unauthorized third-party fees sneaked onto consumers’ wireless and landline phone bills:

“Tens of millions of American consumers have been ripped off by companies placing unauthorized charges on their phone bills. This practice, known as cramming, often goes unnoticed by consumers because these charges are listed under deceptive names. In 2014 and 2015, federal consumer watchdogs and state attorney generals reached settlements with major wireless companies totaling $353 million to . . .

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