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Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit Against SMS Defrauders

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Mar 9, 2011, 2:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 9, 2011, 3:20 PM

Verizon Wireless today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in Phoenix, Ariz., against several individuals and entities in order to break up a fraudulent Premium SMS operation. The lawsuit, which names Jason Hope and Wayne P. DeStefano and companies they own, including Cylon, Jawa and EyeLevel Holdings, alleges that the defendants circumvented Verizon's policies regarding Premium SMS services and misappropriated approved short codes for unapproved campaigns. Verizon also alleges that the defendants blocked select IP addresses, redirected visitors to shell web sites, and attempted to hide the existence of the scheme from Verizon's normal auditing processes. Verizon is seeking an injunction to stop Hope and DeStefano from defrauding Verizon and its customers, in addition to compensation.

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as an employee of a Cellphone company.... NO company should be able to attach to your bill. dshearn Mar 12, 2011, 5:45 PM
About time jayizilly Mar 9, 2011, 5:46 PM
Has anybody actually used premium SMS? jskrenes Mar 10, 2011, 10:51 AM
Block Premium SMS Overmann Mar 10, 2011, 10:26 AM
OMG! This Is Devastating! MadFatMan Mar 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
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