- On January 22, 2013, the FTC announced that it had filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana against American eVoice, Ltd. and twelve others, including eight companies and four individuals, for “cramming” over $70 million in unauthorized charges onto consumers’ phone bills. The FTC has brought the case under Section 5 of the FTC Act which covers consumer fraud and deception, alleging that the defendants billed consumers for services they did not order and deceptively represented that they were obligated to pay for the services. The FTC seeks an injunction and disgorgement. More information regarding the case is available here.
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