Twenty people have been arrested for allegedly duping customers out of $126 million in a decades-long telemarketing scam based in Southern California. The arrests Tuesday morning involve a Culver City-based scheme that began in 1988 and involved selling toner for printers and photocopiers at grossly inflated prices. An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Orange County charges 23 people with conspiracy and mail fraud, which carry maximum penalties of 20 years in prison.
Some 50,000 victims in the U.S. and Canada were duped
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.