(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Earlier this week the FTC filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile, claiming the company has been over billing customers since 2009.
According to CNBC, the lawsuit states that the mobile carrier earned millions of dollards from adding unauthorized charges to monthly bills from third party services such as celebrity gossip and dating tips.
Usualy these services cost $9.99 a month, which T-Mobile took 35 to 40 percent of the charged amount.
In a company blog post, CEO John Legere took to defend the company reputations by stating the charges were “without merit.”
“The FTC certainly did a good job of sensationalizing their story and their news at the expense of both T-Mobile’s reputation and mine. T-Mobile has in the past and will continue to keep our pledge to bill customers only for what they want and what they have purchased for as long as I am CEO of this company!”
The complaint continues by stating customers were not aware of the charges because they were reportedly disguised with descriptions such as “8888906150BrnStorm23918.”
The FTC’s lawsuit asks for T-Mobile to refund all money to customers that received the charges and to give up all revenue made from the scamming.