FTC sues calling card distributors

“The Federal Trade Commission extended its crackdown in the billion-dollar prepaid calling card industry, asking a U.S. district court to permanently halt the illegal practices of a major calling card distributor and its principals. The FTC has charged Diamond Phone Card, Inc., a distributor of prepaid calling cards based in Elmhurst, New York, and its principals with advertising that the calling cards they sold provided more minutes than they actually delivered. The complaint also alleges that the defendants failed to adequately disclose fees that could reduce the value of the calling cards. The FTC is seeking to force the defendants to give up the money they made through their deceptive tactics.”

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