Attorney General Bill Schuette
Announces National "Cramming" Settlement with AT&T
Attorney General Bill
Schuette announced a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC in
coordination with the Attorneys General of 49 other states and the District of
Columbia. The settlement resolves the extra payment AT&T charged to consumers
for subscriptions to third-party texts, such as horoscopes and sports updates.
Known as "cramming", these charges typically ranged around $10/month and were
often unknown to the consumer.
"Consumers should never be
charged for services that they did not order," said Schuette. "We will continue
to aggressively pursue anyone seeking to skirt the rules at the expense of
General Bill Schuette today announced he has sent a letter to the leadership of
the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing
support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement
Act of 2014 (S. 2301, H.R. 4981). Schuette was joined by attorneys general
nationwide to urge the committees to bring the bill to a vote in their letter.
LANSING, Mich. - Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his Health Care Fraud Division has charged Tina Marie Binkley, 44, of Almont, Michigan, with two 20-year felonies for her alleged scheme to embezzle more than $460,000 from approximately 136 residents of Boulevard Health Center (BHC), a Rochester Hills nursing home facility. Binkley is no longer an employee of BHC.
General Bill Schuette today issued aConsumer
Alert with advice for Southeast Michigan families and businesses to avoid
scammers seeking to profit from FEMA grants issued to repair damage caused by
the massive August 11, 2014 flood.
General Bill Schuette today praised Governor Snyder for signing into law vital
crime victim rights' legislation that strengthens the rights of sexual assault
survivors. The bipartisan package of Senate Bills 998, 1004, 1021, and 1036
sponsored by Senators Rick Jones and Bert Johnson, improves the state's system
for sexual assault kit testing.
General Bill Schuette today announced that his Consumer Protection
Division—along with the attorneys general of 49 States and the District of
Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications
Commission—reached a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC