Phoney business

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The Federal Trade Commission, in coopera­tion with more than 30 international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, completed its largest telemarketing fraud sweep last week. The effort, dubbed “Operation Tele-Phoney,” brought federal district court complaints against 13 allegedly deceptive telemarketing operations, including sending unordered household goods to consumers, false tax rebates or prescription drug plans and violations of the Do-Not-Call Registry.

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