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Jamster Sued For Selling Practices

Jamster, a service owned by VeriSign that sells ringtones and other content to mobile phone subscribers (those ads you see everywhere on MTV and online), is under attack for allegedly misleading young consumers into paying for expensive text messages.
A lawsuit filed last week in San Diego accuses Jamster of fraud and false advertising, saying it falsely advertises that mobile customers can get a free ringtone by sending a text message to the company. In reality, those customers then get text messages from Jamster that each cost $1.99 plus the mobile operator’s standard per-message charge, according to the complaint brought by Charles Ford, who claims his daughter was lured into the service….