Bogus Health Care Telemarketers Ordered To Cough Up $7M

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A group of telemarketing scammers who peddled purportedly bogus discount health care programs to uninsured consumers and subsequently hit them with unwanted charges must pay the U.S. Federal Trade Commission $6.8 million, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez determined that NHS Systems Inc., along with various affiliated companies and individual defendants, had violated the Federal Trade Commission Act and the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule by making misrepresentations to consumers — including claiming to be affiliated with government agencies like the...
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