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CGB Announces Comment Deadlines for "Cramming"

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Released: August 24, 2011


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 11-1449

Released: August 24, 2011




CG Docket Nos. 11-116 and 09-158; CC Docket No. 98-170

Comments Due: October 24, 2011
Reply Comments Due: November 21, 2011

On July 12, 2011, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment
on various proposals designed to assist consumers in detecting and preventing the placement of
unauthorized charges on their telephone bills, an unlawful and fraudulent practice commonly referred to
as “cramming.”1
As stated in the Notice, the comment and reply comment deadlines for the Notice are 60 days and
90 days, respectively, after publication of the Notice in the Federal Register. A summary of the Notice
was published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011.2 Therefore, comments will be due on or

October 24, 2011

, and reply comments will be due on or before

November 21, 2011

Submissions should be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in the Notice.
For further information regarding this Public Notice, please contact John B. Adams, Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-2854, or at

1 See Empowering Consumers to Prevent and Detect Billing for Unauthorized Charges (“Cramming”);
Consumer Information and Disclosure; Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format
, CG Docket Nos. 11-116 and
09-158, CC Docket 98-170, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 11-106 (rel. Jul. 12, 2011) (Notice);
Erratum (rel. Aug. 3, 2011).
2 76 Fed. Reg. 52625 (Aug. 23, 2011).

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