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Sprint Nextel Sues Firm For Obtaining, Selling Customer Data

All Star Investigations Inc. obtained customers' cell-phone records through illegal means, Sprint charges, and then sold the data. It's the second such lawsuit Sprint has filed in the past week.

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Monday said it has filed a lawsuit against All Star Investigations Inc., accusing the Florida company of unlawfully obtaining customers' wireless phone records.

The suit, filed in Dade County, Fla., accuses ASI of obtaining the records through " flagrant misrepresentation and deceitful practices" and then selling the information. ASI is a private investigation company that operates the Web sites, OnlinePI.com, Allstarinvestigations.com, Detectivesusa.com, Miamiprotection.com and Privatedetectivesusa.com.

The filing aimed at protecting customer privacy followed a similar suit announced Jan. 27 against First Source Information Specialists Inc., parent company of Locatecell.com, Datafind.org, and other sites, announced.

In both suits, Sprint has requested both temporary and permanent injunctions against the companies.

Sprint alleges that the data brokers attempt to manipulate customer service reps into giving out customer information.

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