federal trade commission
The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it wouldn’t settle with the FTC over the charges
Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
The Federal Trade Commission claims Bellevue-based mobile giant T-Mobile has been placing hidden charges in phone bills for a premium texting service that was never authorized by customers.
A Montana family is accused of placing $70 million in bogus charges on customer phone bills since 2008.
A former Idaho woman believed to be hiding in the Caribbean owes the U.S. government $163 million after a civil judgment earlier this year stemming from an alleged Internet scam.