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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Was Gambino Crime Family Billing You?

Gambino Crime Family bilked millions of unsuspecting consumers out of more than $200 million over five years by piggybacking bogus charges on their telephone bills, federal authorities said.

F.B.I. officials say they believe that the cramming scheme, which the indictment says generated $50,000 to $600,000 a day from 1997 to 2001 taking in $100 million in profit, is currently the crime family's most profitable enterprise.

Officials Say Mob Stole $200 Million Using Phone Bills [NY Times]
Mobsters Charged in "Cramming" Scam [ConsumerAffairs.com, Feb. 12, 2004]

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