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If You Have Verizon or Sprint Cell Service, You May be Owed a Refund
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Sprint and Verizon Wireless will pay customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement announced on Tuesday. Sprint has agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon has agreed to a $90 million settlement. "The lack of oversight by Sprint and Verizon allowed the vendors to have nearly unfettered access to consumers’ wireless accounts," the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a statement issued on Tuesday. "The billing systems for premium messages attracted and enabled unscrupulous merchants who, in some cases, only needed consumers’ phone numbers to cram illegitimate charges onto wireless bills."