This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.
How to recognize telephone scams, prevent them, and stop them if you’re already being victimized.
Cramming is the term for unauthorized charges that appear on your telephone bill. These charges may be a one-time ripoff, or they may turn into a regular monthly dip into your wallet. Some key phrases to look for in your telephone bill to determine if you are being crammed are….