Monday, April 16, 2007

AT&T Obtains Permanent Injunctions Against Alleged Data Brokers

AT&T has reached confidential settlements and obtained court-ordered injunctions against 13 alleged pretexters in the federal lawsuits it filed in San Antonio and San Francisco.

Pre-texting is a fraudulent means to gain access to a carrier's business records containing confidential customer information, including calling-record information.

AT&T has reached similar settlements with two more defendants, and the courts' entry of permanent injunctions is expected to follow shortly. The settlements reflect undisclosed cash payments together with agreed permanent injunctions that forbid each defendant from engaging in any future unlawful pretexting activity.

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