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Telemarketer that Allegedly Pitched High-End Merchandise to Hispanic Consumers, then Charged Up-Front Fees for Worthless Products, is Shut Down

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court has temporarily shut down a telemarketing operation that allegedly targeted Hispanic consumers with false promises that they could make money by reselling high-end goods such as Gucci and Ralph Lauren, and then charged them between...

Telemarketers Held in Contempt and Ordered to Pay $14.75 Million Judgment

A U.S. district court judge in Florida has issued a contempt order against Bryon Wolf and Roy Eliasson, two individuals who, according to the Federal Trade Commission, have operated a deceptive marketing scheme since 2009. According to the order, the defendants violated a December 2008 permanent injunction...