HARTFORD, CT - Cramming usually means bad news, like you`re about to fail a test, but now there's a situation where it could mean good news. If you take advantage of it.
Attention customers of Verizon or Sprint: You could be in for some easy money.
Both companies were accused of cramming, aka billing customers for bogus charges; charges for unwanted premium text messaging services like horoscopes, celebrity gossip, and flirting tips.
The charges ranged from as little as .99¢ to $14. In the end, Sprint's share of the settlement totaled $68 million while Verizon owed customers a whopping $90 million.
But if you're a subscriber of one of these two companies, there's a deadline. You have to file your claim by Thursday to receive your share of the settlement.
The FCC says carriers are no longer allowed to offer 'cramming-like services' and must get consent before allowing third party charges, plus they have to offer a free way to block those costs.
So hurry up! Get that money before your opportunity gets hung up on.