FTC Targets Telemarketing Co. Over Merchandise Scam

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 1:32 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission has launched a suit in California federal court alleging a telemarketing company scammed customers into paying for discounted high-end merchandise for resale but then provided low-quality unmarked goods upon delivery and sustained its scheme through frivolous litigation threats.

In a complaint filed Dec. 3, the FTC claims Van Nuys, Calif.-based Cream Group Inc. and its executives would primarily target Hispanic women with Spanish-speaking callers and require customers to pay between $400 and $490 for a shipment of name-brand merchandise, only to continually...
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Case Information

Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. Cream Group, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John F. Walter

Date Filed

December 3, 2013


Government Agencies

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