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FTC halts firm making bogus medical alert offer

  • January 16, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Excerpt from our blog:

A company and its owners that pitched “free” medical alert devices for seniors have been stopped from making those calls after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Florida attorney general sued them this week.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the Credit Voice received more than $13 million in commissions since March 2012 after robocalling senior citizens and falsely saying that they were eligible for a free medical alert system. Many seniors were told the system was already paid for, but in reality they were charged for the bogus services, according to the FTC.

After obtaining a temporary restraining order from a federal judge, the FTC and Bondi are seeking to permanently forbid the 13 defendants from engaging in robocalls and to provide restitution to victims.

Alejandra Matos

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