- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says about 231,000 T-Mobile customers in Washington may be eligible for a share of a settlement with the company over billing unauthorized charges, a practice known as cramming.

Consumers can request a refund online www.t-mobilerefund.com .

Under an agreement announced Friday by the Federal Trade Commission, the company headquartered in Bellevue will pay about $68 million to consumers nationally.

State attorneys will share an $18 million fine. Ferguson says Washington’s share of that is $727,000.

A $5 million fine goes to the FTC.

The agency sued T-Mobile in July, accusing it of billing customers for subscriptions to text services like $9.99-per-month horoscopes or celebrity gossip updates that they didn’t want or authorize.

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