US company fined for UK rogue dialler scam

Wednesday, 17 November 2004, 2:18 PM EST

A company based in New York has been fined £100,000 ($185,500) for ripping off UK punters with a premium rate number scam. Some 850 people complained to watchdog ICSTIS that B&B Services LLC had caused them to run up huge phone bills while connected to the internet. People claimed that dialler software installed on their PCs made repeated internet calls without their knowledge or consent.

By Tim Richardson at The Register.

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