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Re: The Prepaid Phone Trafficking Web of Crime
Posted by: James B. Baldinger 2008-12-29 06:57:30
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Cell phone trafficking operations siphon millions of dollars from the wireless industry and its customers every year. Until recently, little could be done to fight back, but a vigorous counter-attack that has yielded several victories in federal courts across the country is beginning to turn the tide and help the wireless industry put a stop to a spreading epidemic. Cell phone traffickers have created a complex network of individuals and companies in the U.S. and around the world that steal subsidies from wireless companies used to lower the cost of their phones for legitimate customers.

Re: The Prepaid Phone Trafficking Web of Crime
Posted by: jamieyoak 2014-08-12 12:08:19 In reply to: James B. Baldinger
In my opinion, the victims of the lawsuits are the customers as well as the parties being sued. Many of them can not even afford good lawyers or are elderly. I do not feel the the entire truth has been told. No one except for the lawyers seem to believe that a crime has taken place. My heart goes out to the victims of these law suits.
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