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FTC’s Operation Tele-PHONEY: corny name, but serious business

Jeremy Simon

In its biggest sweep ever targeting telemarketing fraud, the FTC announced “Operation Tele-PHONEY,” a partnership with more than 30 international, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. According to a Web cast and press release issued today, the FTC has filed federal district court complaints against “13 allegedly deceptive telemarketing operations.” The FTC estimates that the law enforcement actions will save consumers around $30 million over the next year.
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