Deadline Approaching for 'Cramming' Refunds From Verizon, Sprint

Consumers have until Dec. 31 to submit claims for a refund from the $158 million "cramming" settlement that was announced in May.
1:30 | 12/29/15

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A consumer alert for millions of wireless customers, a deadline is looming if you have verizon or sprint. Time running out to collect a big refund and ABC's Rebecca Jarvis has details. Reporter: This morning it's the call to action you don't want to miss. Switch to sprint and save 50%. It's good to have America's most reliable network. Reporter: If you are or were a verizon or sprint customer over the last five years, a piece of a $158 million payout could be waiting for you. But only until Thursday. Both carriers paying back customers after the government fined them for allegedly making hundreds of millions of dollars by cramming bills with bogus unauthorized charges ranging from 99 cents to $14 each like 9.99 a month for premium services like celebrity gossip and flirting tips. It's really nice to see the government finally start cracking down on them. Reporter: With the deadline to file a verizon or sprint refund claim just days away customers should visit www.cfpbsemverizon.com and sprint refund psms.com. The first step going back to all your monthly bills and checking out are there any weird charges? Reporter: Verizon says the settlement reflects its continued focus on putting customers first. Sprint says we continue our proactive work to protect customers. For "Good morning America," Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news, new York.

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