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Consumer Fraud

Better Business: Don't redial that call or you could fall prey to phone cramming scam

A few months ago, I heard my cellphone ring in my purse. As I was fishing it out, the ringing stopped. It seemed curious and I wondered if it could have gone to voicemail so quickly. So I looked to see who was calling. The number was from “Unknown” and wasn’t one that I recognized. I went th…

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Montana family disputes phone charges allegation

HELENA — Montana family members and an accountant accused of tacking $70 million in bogus charges onto phone bills across the nation say they had a system in place to check that their customers actually wanted the services being offered.

February 20, 2013 2:00 pmLoading…

Lawyer defends Montana family accused in $70M phone scam

HELENA — The lawyer for a Montana family accused of cramming $70 million in bogus charges on phone bills nationwide says his clients followed industry standards.

January 22, 2013 4:12 pmLoading…
Montana family accused of $70M bogus phone charges

Montana family accused of $70M bogus phone charges

HELENA — A Montana family and their accountant are accused of tacking $70 million in bogus charges onto customer phone bills nationwide, then funneling some of that money through a religious organization to buy land and pay for the husband's legal bills.

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Family accused in $70M in bogus phone charges

HELENA  — A Montana family is accused of placing $70 million in bogus charges on customer phone bills since 2008.

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Montanans share in mortgage fraud settlement

Montana will receive $20.4 million of the $26 billion nationwide settlement against five of the largest U.S. banks for breaking federal and state mortgage lending laws.

February 09, 2012 6:05 pmLoading…

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