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CenturyLink's ex-employee alleges fraudulent sales practice - BBG
June 16, 2017 / 7:52 PM / 6 months ago

CenturyLink's ex-employee alleges fraudulent sales practice - BBG

June 16 (Reuters) - A CenturyLink Inc employee claimed she lost her job for blowing the whistle on the telecom company’s sales culture, according to a Bloomberg report on Friday.

CenturyLink’s shares were down 5.7 percent at $25.42 in late-afternoon trading.

The employee claimed she lost her job after notifying Chief Executive Officer Glen Post about the company's sales practices, that charged customers for accounts they had not requested. (bloom.bg/2syoQgq)

Shares of Level 3 Communications Inc, to be bought by CenturyLink for about $24 billion, also fell by about 4 percent.

The complaint alleges CenturyLink “allowed persons who had a personal incentive to add services or lines to customer accounts to falsely indicate on the CenturyLink system the approval by a customer of new lines or services”, according to the report which cited a lawsuit filed in Arizona state superior court.

CenturyLink and Level 3 did not immediately reply to requests for comment. (Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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