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Maryland gets $788K as part of AT&T cramming settlement

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler says Maryland will receive $788,000 for its participation in a settlement with AT&T. The $105 million multistate settlement announced Wednesday resolves allegations that the company unlawfully billed wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges in a practice is known as cramming. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T subsidiary AT&T Mobility LLC billed millions of customers for charges from third-party companies. The charges were for services people never asked to receive or were duped into subscribing to, such as horoscope texts or sports scores. AT&T agreed to pay $80 million to the FTC for consumer refunds. Maryland was one of seven states on the executive committee that helped negotiate the agreement. Consumers can submit claims for refunds at www.ftc.gov/att or call 877-819-9692 for more information.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.