Court Freezes Telemarketer Network

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A U.S. District Court judge in Waco, TX, has frozen the assets of telemarketing firms under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission on charges of running an advance-fee credit card scam, the FTC said Friday.


Included in the order were St. George, UT-based Assail Inc., and its related companies Summit Communications, Carson City, NV; Capital First Benefits Inc., Miami; and Premier One Benefits Inc., Idaho Falls, ID; along with their officers.


The FTC has charged that the companies were part of a network of telemarketing firms that illegally offered credit cards to consumers with poor credit for a fee, but the credit cards turned out to be pay-as-you-go debit cards. Secret Service agents raided Assail facilities in January. Several other companies associated with the network, including Infinium Inc., Market-Reps.com and Outsourcing Solutions Inc. and their officers, agreed separately to asset freezes, the FTC said.


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