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Fake Charity Telefunding Scheme Shut Down

New York Post

An alleged telefunding charity scam — that made over 72 million calls in New York alone — has been shut down, officials announced Thursday.

Associated Community Services and related companies made over 1.3 billion deceptive fundraising calls across the country — collecting $110 million that they claimed would go toward charities helping veterans, children and firefighters, the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from 38 states alleged in a complaint.

In reality, little to no money was actually going to any charities — with the defendants keeping 90 cents of every dollar they collected, the Michigan federal lawsuit alleges.

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