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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, and State of Ohio ex rel. Attorney General Dave Yost, Plaintiffs, v. Educare Centre Services, Inc., a New Jersey corporation, also doing business as Credit Card Services, Card Services, Credit Card Financial Services, Care Net, Tripletel Inc., Revit Educ Srvc, L.L. Vision, Care Value Services, and Card Value Services; Tripletel, Inc., a Delaware corporation; Prolink Vision, S.R.L., a Dominican Republic limited liability company; Sam Madi; Mohammad Souheil, also known as Mohammed Souheil and Mike Souheil; Wissam Abedel Jilal, also known as Sam Jilal; Charles Kharouf; 9896988 Canada Inc., a Canadian company; Globex Telecom, Inc; 9506276 Canada, Inc., Defendants
FTC Matter/File Number
192 3033
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions
Federal Court
Western District of Texas

Case Summary

Globex Telecom, Inc. and an affiliated company will pay a total of $1.9 million to settle Federal Trade Commission and State of Ohio charges that they facilitated a scheme that peddled bogus credit card interest rate relief, illegally charging consumers millions of dollars. The settlement marks the end of the FTC’s first consumer protection case against a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider.

The FTC and Ohio alleged that Globex provided a company called Educare Centre Services with the means to make calls to U.S. consumers, including illegal robocalls, to market Educare’s phony credit card interest rate reduction services.

The FTC and Ohio charged that both Globex and Educare were controlled by Mohammed Souheil, Globex’s former CEO and president, who was named in the lawsuit along with a number of other corporations and individuals.

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