FTC Challenges Cross-Border Telemarketing Scam Targeting Elderly Americans

July 22, 2004 The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of Canadian telemarketers with operating a bogus “consumer protection service” that promises to protect consumers against telemarketing and unauthorized bank activity, then perpetrates that very fraud. According to the FTC, the defendants prey on elderly consumers’ financial insecurities by telemarketing a bogus service that …

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