Attorney General Jim Hood Advises Mississippi Consumers of the Issuance of 500,000 Checks following the AT&T Mobility Settlement

> Jackson, Miss.- The Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has received inquiries about checks received in the mail recently by 500,000 Mississippi consumers. The checks are being sent following a 2011 settlement directed at taxes, fees and surcharges that AT&T placed on users. AT&T admitted no wrongdoing in the 2011 settlement, but the company did agree to pay benefits to affected consumers. Consumers were not required to take any action to receive the benefits.
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> “Because we frequently warn consumers about not cashing unsolicited checks, we want to make sure that consumers are aware of the possibility of receiving a check in this class action settlement,” said Attorney General Hood. “Although this settlement was not handled by our office, it is a court-approved settlement.” This settlement is not related to the cramming settlements Attorney General Hood, fellow attorneys general and federal agencies entered into with AT&T and other mobile carriers to address alleged cramming practices.
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> If the consumer paid taxes, fees or surcharges to AT&T Mobility on internet access through certain services including iPhone data plans, Blackberry data plans, other smart phone data plans, laptop connect cards and pay-per-use data services on bills issued from November 1, 2005 up to and including September 7, 2010, then he/she are eligible for payment. More general information about the AT&T Mobility Settlement is available athttp://www.attmsettlement.com/FAQs.aspx. If you receive a check for this settlement, you can verify the check by calling 877-905-8928 or you can visit www.attmsettlement.com.
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