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Statistically speaking: Cellphone ‘cramming’ charges

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.

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