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Telemarketing Sales Rule Amendments Put New Limits on Telemarketers
Telemarketer Ordered to Pay $5.1 Million to Reimburse Car-Buying Scheme Victims
By: Jackie
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Telemarketer Ordered to Pay $5.1 Million to Reimburse Car-Buying Scheme Victims

has learned about some good news for consumers who paid hundreds of dollars to a company that falsely promised to locate buyers for their vehicles. Read More

Health Care Law Creating New Fraud Opportunities
By: Michael

Health Care Law Creating New Fraud Opportunities

If a stranger claiming to be from the government calls to offer you an “Obamacare card” or threatens to throw you in jail unless you buy insurance, hang up the phone.<...

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Indiana Attorney General Gives Top 3 List of Illegal Telemarketing Calls
By: Jason

Indiana Attorney General Gives Top 3 List of Illegal Telemarketing Calls

The Attorney General’s office for the State of Indiana issued a press release on the 17th citing the top 3 illegal telemarketing calls that are reported to ...

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FTC Recovers Money for Victims of Grant Schemes
FTC Announces Robocall Challenge Winner
By: Jason

FTC Announces Robocall Challenge Winner

The Federal Trade Commission issued a challenge back in October to find a way to block robocalls with a grand prize of $50,000.00. Robocalls are unsolicited telemarket...

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Good News On Jamaican Lottery Schemes
By: Tom

Good News On Jamaican Lottery Schemes

According to a news story in the Associated Press, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill that creates stiff penalties for those perpetrating lottery/sweepstakes fraud on u...

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Local Police Warn Public about So-Called “Green Dot Scam”