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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Moore, et al. v. Verizon Communications (Cramming)

Verizon settled a class-action lawsuit over “cramming,” a practice in which third-party companies place charges for various products and services on Verizon phone bills without the customers’ permission. The lawsuit alleged that Verizon profited from this practice by keeping for itself a portion of the amounts billed by these third-party companies. The settlement covers all Verizon landline customers nationwide (including individuals, businesses and local governmental entities) who were billed for third-party charges from April 27, 2005 through February 28, 2012.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
2/27/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. Unknown
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/28/2013
Settlement Agreement 2/28/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database