T-Mobile Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Hard Credit Check

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.

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Last updated December 23 2016

Reader Comments

I have tried to get service plenty of time an every time I get a high deposit to pay. An my credit score would be messed up every time I tried. I tried at least three times.
Posted by Malaria Keyes on

I was told the same it would not affected my credit score.
Posted by Racheal Hagan on

effected my score
Posted by shelley on

I was told the samething and yes it did effect my credit score and the deposit I was required to put down a outrages deposit
Posted by Dominique George on

I was told would not effect my credit but it did.
Posted by Vickie Fortner on

i want some settlement money
Posted by linda l dodge on

impaired my credit score
Posted by Sara Cilloni on

they impaired my credit score
Posted by Sasha Detty on

please add me to this lawsuit this has affected me as well
Posted by tanika busby on

They did the exact same thing to me twice!

can I get involved in the law suit?
Posted by David Gardner on

impaired my credit score
Posted by brown on

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 Patrina Morgan on

Comcast/Xfinity does the same thing
Posted by Connie on

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.
Posted by Tara Frazier on

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