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Slamming is the practice of switching customers' long-distance service to another company without the customer's consent.
Although the ICC ordered MCI WorldCom to "curtail slamming and misrepresentations" immediately, SBC has received more than 332 complaints from consumers since the beginning of August - 47% of 710 total complaints received.
The major long-distance carriers have all been accused of slamming at one time or other, and most have paid heavy fines for being involved in the practice.
1, which allow the MPSC to fine companies that are caught slamming -- $10,000 for the first offense and up to $50,000 for subsequent offenses.
In recent months, SBC Pacific Bell has received a significant increase in calls from customers seeking assistance with alleged incidents of deceptive sales and marketing practices and slamming by other carriers.
The biggest change expected from the Federal Communications Commission: Exempting slamming victims from paying any long-distance phone charges to the offending company for a period of time, probably 30 days, according to telecommunications and government sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VoiceLog LLC, the leading provider of automated third party verification, today announced Total Slamming Control(TM), a new service designed to completely eliminate "slamming" - the unauthorized switching of customer telephone services.
Slamming is the practice of switching your long-distance phone service from one carrier to another without your permission.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- Joined by the president of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio and victims of slamming fraud, Ameritech Ohio president Jacqueline F.
amp;uot;AT& has a history of slamming violations in long distance,&uot; said Sandy McGreevy, Pacific Bell's director of consumer protection.
Cable & Wireless USA, a leading provider of integrated Internet, voice, data, and messaging solutions, today filed Comments to Petitions for Clarification and/or Reconsideration in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) docket addressing slamming -- the practice of changing a consumer's long distance provider without consent.