230,000 WA Cell Customers May Get Refund from T-Mobile
On the heels of a major settlement with cellular provider T-Mobile, many of you may be entitled to some cash.
T-Mobile has reached a multi-state settlement for $90 million dollars, of which nearly $68 million will be reimbursed to consumers from a practice called "cramming."
Cramming involved placing unauthorized third-party billing charges onto customers cellphone bills, often for services they've never heard of or requested.
According to a report released by the AG's office:
"Consumer victims of this practice, called “cramming,” are socked with charges, typically $9.99 per month, for “premium” text message services (PSMS) — such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores — that they have never requested or even heard of.
According to T-Mobile’s records, an estimated 230,754 Washington customers may be eligible for restitution. " (Bold lettering added for emphasis).
The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's office participated in the investigation and lawsuit, and it involved all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Washington state's share of the money will be just under $727,000. Consumers can request a refund immediately by visiting the website www.t-mobilerefund.com.