Written by Steven Keith
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00
SPRINGFIELD — Based on the results of a two-year analysis, the Illinois Citizens Utility Board has announced that the number of fraudulent “cramming” fees charged to Illinois cellphone callers has nearly doubled over the last year.
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the wireless industry research firm Validas reviewed nearly 5 million cellphone lines, including more than 200,000 in Illinois. It compared two years of data, August 2010 through July 2011 versus August 2011 through July 2012. The analysis identified suspicious fees based on past phone-fraud litigation.
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