FTC to Host Mobile Cramming Roundtable; Protecting Consumers in the Mobile Marketplace; Project No. P134803 #564482-00004

Submission Number:
564482-00004
Commenter:
Huel Scherrer
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host Mobile Cramming Roundtable; Protecting Consumers in the Mobile Marketplace; Project No. P134803

I was a victim of this practice on my Verizon wireless phone account. On or about March 20, 2012, I was billed $9.99 on each of 2 lines for "PREM_SMS 94408 Dream Audio Misty Alerts." As the Verizon representative explained, I apparently consented to these charges by virtue of having received an unsolicited text message from 94-408. This is obviously a fraudulent premise to justify fraudulent charges. Please regulate this billing practice.