Along with an increasing use of smartphones and mobile payment options come concerns about “cramming” – unauthorized charges on your phone for a service you didn’t order, agree to or use. The practice is costing consumers millions a year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Some numbers to know:
$9.99 typical monthly recurring charge found in many complaints reviewed by the FTC.
$2 example of a smaller charge that’s easier to overlook on your phone bill.
500 an unusual area code like this is a possible sign of unauthorized long-distance charges on your bill.