AT&T to Pay $7.75 Million AT&T: Companies under Investigation for Drug-Related Crimes, Money Laundering

By Kukec, Anna Marie | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), August 9, 2016 | Go to article overview

AT&T to Pay $7.75 Million AT&T: Companies under Investigation for Drug-Related Crimes, Money Laundering


Kukec, Anna Marie, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com

AT&T has agreed to pay a $7.75 million settlement after an investigation revealed two Cleveland companies were charging customers for directory assistance calls they never made, according to the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau.

Under the settlement, AT&T will issue full refunds to all residential and business wireline customers billed by AT&T Illinois, AT&T Texas and AT&T Ohio for the so-called directory assistance service since Jan. 1, 2012. The refunds will total $6.8 million and AT&T will pay a $950,000 fine to the U.S. Treasury.

Checks will be mailed automatically to affected customers in the next 90 days. A total number of affected customers in Illinois and elsewhere was not immediately available, said AT&T Illinois spokesman Phil Hayes.

"We have implemented strict requirements on third parties submitting charges for AT&T bills to ensure that all charges are authorized by our customers, indeed, those requirements go beyond the requirements of FCC rules and impose safeguards that the FCC proposed but never adopted," said Hayes. "Nonetheless, unbeknown to us, two companies that engaged in a sophisticated fraud scheme were apparently able to

circumvent those protections and submit unauthorized third-party charges that were billed by AT&T. …

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