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A sweepstakes operation that enticed consumers to send money in order to win cash prizes has agreed to pay almost $1.4 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal laws. Funds collected by the FTC will be used to provide refunds to consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operator of a Vancouver, Canada-based telemarketing operation with targeting elderly U.S. consumers in connection with offering nonexistent foreign bonds and supposed cash prizes.
Cross-border cooperation between Canadian and U.S. law enforcers will provide approximately $1.5 million in redress for victims of four international lottery scams operated by telemarketers based in Canada that targeted consumers in the United States. The FTC filed suits in the United States, and...
In a crack down on cross border fraud, the Federal Trade Commission has obtained a court order temporarily halting a credit card laundering service that allowed Canadian telemarketers to bilk U.S. consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by deceptively selling foreign lottery shares.

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