As I work with several Universities that would send all phone bills to a central accounting department for payment, this presented a huge problem. Only the end user would likely recognize bogus charges like these. The FTC indicated the refunds are related to 2014 and the companies behind two mobile cramming schemes, Tatto and Acquinity. According to the FTC's complaint in the matter, AT&T levied third-party charges – usually amounting to around $10 per month – for ringtones and text message subscriptions on customer accounts without their knowledge. The FTC alleged AT&T kept at least 35 percent of the fraudulent charges.
According to the FTC, the refunds will go to some 2.7 million AT&T customers across all 50 states. The Commission said 2.5 million individuals getting refunds are current AT&T customers who will receive a bill credit within the next 75 days, while an additional 300,000 plus former customers will receive a check in the mail.
Hopefully, your check is in the mail!