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T-Mobile Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Hard Credit Check
July 27 2016
Santa Clara, CA: T-Mobile is facing an unfair business practices class action lawsuit filed by a consumer who claims the company misrepresented the nature of a credit check.
Filed by Erik Shapiro on behalf of all others similarly situated against T-Mobile USA Inc., the lawsuit claims violation of the False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law and other counts.
Specifically, the complaint states that in February 2014, Shapiro contacted the defendant to inquire about its phone plans and the possibility of switching his provider to T-Mobile. He alleges that the defendant performed a hard credit check on him, rather than a soft credit check as they stated they would do. As a result of the defendant’s action, the plaintiff sustained damages.
The plaintiff holds T-Mobile USA Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly misrepresented to plaintiff that they would only do a soft credit check but did a hard credit check without plaintiff's permission and consent.
Shapiro is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Thomas E. Wheeler and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills, California. The case is US District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-04698-RGK-MRW.
please add me to this lawsuit this has affected me as well
Posted by David Gardner
They did the exact same thing to me twice!
can I get involved in the law suit?
Posted by brown
impaired my credit score
Posted by Patrina Morgan
T- Mobile did the same thing to me and and it affected my credit score and after all that they want to give you prepaid. Each time you call they don't see the previous credit check and try to do another hard credit check. I would like like to be added to that lawsuit if possible.
Posted by Connie
Comcast/Xfinity does the same thing
Posted by Tara Frazier
I applied with them for a phone on several occasions but they always ran a credit check and I had to pay a high deposit but now I had to get just a prepaid phone from them.
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