Crooks 'cram' phone bills with bogus charges
Scammers' modus operandi: Steal a little money from a lot of people
There are two ways a con artist can get rich: Steal a lot of money from a few people or steal a little money from a lot of people. Crammers work on volume. They bill telephone customers for small unauthorized amounts, sometimes as little as $2 or $3.
“These charges don’t leap off the page,” says Lois Greisman head of the Division of Marketing Practices at the Federal Trade Commission. “They’re banking on the fact that people are not scrupulous in reading their phone bills and if the amount is low enough, you’ll miss it.”
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