Archive for Fraud

AT&T to Pay $105 Million to Settle Mobile Cramming Suit

AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company illegally billed customers for charges originated by other companies. The lawsuit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission and alleged that AT&T illegally billed customers for horoscopes, ring tones and love tips, a practice known as mobile cramming. According to the FTC, $80 million of the settlement will be refunded to customers. The lawsuit against AT&T is the seventh mobile cramming suit brought by the FTC since 2013.

Firm files suit on behalf of local small business in Limestone County

Hodges Trial Lawyers filed suit recently against a bookkeeper gone rogue.  This is not the first time we have been retained and discovered that a bookkeeper has helped him or herself to the hard earned profits of a small business.  Generally, this occurs in environments where the bookkeeper has full check signing authority and/or there are no checks and balances.  The temptation is to run your business and let someone else worry about the finances.  This is generally a bad idea.    We will seek justice and full recovery of all of our client’s damages.  It is hard enough to be profitable in this economy without someone stealing from you.

Here is a list of things you can do that can help prevent your firm from being a victim of fraud.