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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. (

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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