Class Action Lawsuits
for Cramming and other Charges on your Bill
Is it worth
Have you ever seen charges on your telephone bill that you never
authorized? According to the law firm Wechsler Harwood LLP you have
been crammed. Phone companies and others may cram other charges on your
bill without your permission.
Cramming is the practice of including unauthorized charges on a
telephone customer’s bill. An example could be “900 Romance”.
According to the law firm, the charges are sometimes only a few
dollars, and the goal may be to “fly below the radar”. Most customers
may not pick up on the charge and just pay the bill.
According to Wechsler Harwood LLP, if the customer does dispute the
charge they are “frequently stonewalled by representatives of the
So what should be done or what can be done to resolve this problem?
You can’t live without your phone so you end up paying the charge. You
may not feel it is worth the effort to dispute the charge. If a company
crams their customers bills just a few dollars each, it can add up to millions
in extra profits.
There are law firms that specialize in these types of class action
suits. In fact Wechsler Harwood LLP recently placed ads looking for
customers that may have been taken advantage of in this fashion.
Many times the lawsuit does not net the disgruntled customer much money,
but it may make companies think twice about intentional cramming. They
may even become more careful about overcharging their customers.
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