Sprint Corporation allowed third parties to cram its customers’ bills with tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges, and received a share of those illegal charges while ignoring complaints from customers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) alleges in a lawsuit against the wireless phone service provider, according to a recent press release. The charges were the result of Sprint’s “lack of oversight” over the billing aggregators who processed payments for digital purchases including apps, music, movies and books. CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in prepared remarks about the lawsuit that “Sprint was enrolling customers in a third-party billing system without their consent,” and that “[d]espite complaints from consumers and other red flags, Sprint continued to outsource its third-party billing and allowed the unauthorized charges to pile up.” Sprint received 30 to 40 percent of the gross revenue from those charges, according to the release. The lawsuit seeks “refunds for affected customers and penalties to deter unauthorized third-party charges in the future.” For more, read the full release and Cordray’s prepared remarks.