Mobile scams still on pols' agenda

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 02, 2013 9:16 AM
Major wireless carriers are touting an agreement with state regulators to end so-called mobile cramming, but key federal agencies and consumer groups caution the fight against such cellphone billing scams isn’t over. Following negotiations with 45 state attorneys general, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile agreed late last month to stop billing cellphone customers for certain kinds of unauthorized charges. The agreement would apply to services like horoscopes and love advice that solicit subscriptions via text message. The state AGs who brokered the deal said it will take a major bite out of the practice that has sparked a backlash from consumers and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.