A Fake Telemarketing Company has been shut-down in Glasgow
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday in press release a fake telemarketing operation based in Glasgow has been shut down.
The AG’s office says the operation promised the ability to recover funds lost in fake investment companies for a non-refundable “research fee”.
The Office of Consumer Protection secured a multi-state judgment against the owners of Vickery Enterprises and Vickery-Young & Associates who had been said to target people on the Do Not Call Registry, according to press release.
The AG’s office says the company violated the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act by requiring a nonrefundable and upfront fee for their services in recovering lost money.
Kentucky is expected to receive more than $16,000 in restitution and investigative cost and fees, according to the AG’s office.
The Office of the Attorney General recommends using call-blocking technology, which may help stop scam calls from coming in.
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