"Free Phone" Pushers Defrauding The Public

I am often a skeptic when a business exists solely on payments from government programs. Free Phones, mobility scooters, subsidized solar systems, electric cars, etc. Shows you just how loose the government is with our tax dollars.

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Total Call Mobile $51.1 million after alleging the carrier fraudulently collected payments from a program that subsidizes wireless service for low-income consumers.

According to FCC documents [PDF], since 2014 Total Call Mobile requested and received more than $9.7 million in payments by signing up tens of thousands of duplicate or ineligible consumers “despite repeated and explicit warnings from its own employees, in some cases compliance specialists, that company sales agents were engaged in widespread enrollment fraud.”

[Consumerist]
“Free Phone” Pushers Defrauding The Public