NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Verizon Wireless has tried to inflate its number of phone activations to raise the company's value, a lawsuit filed in New York says.
The lawsuit was filed by ZCom, a firm that operates 120 Verizon Wireless stores in the greater New York area, the New York Post reported Thursday.
ZCom attorney John Sampson, who is also the state Senate minority leader, said Verizon Wireless was "steroid enhancing" to appear more profitable.
Accusations, however, are ricocheting around New York courtrooms. A ZCom sub-lessor, Shelly Bhumitra, has filed a lawsuit claiming ZCom and a Verizon Wireless executive were involved in a phone activation scam.
Verizon Wireless has also filed a lawsuit against ZCom in an attempt to cancel their business agreements on the basis of ZCom engaging in fraud.