Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada and the United States Work Together to Combat Cross-Border Deceptive Telemarketing andFraud

On Janaury 15, 2008, the Toronto Strategic Partnership (includes the Canadian Competition Bureau, the Toronto Police Service, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP, the United States Federal Trade Commission, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading) released a report entitled Accomplishments of the Toronto Strategic Partnership: February 2000 - September 2007.  The accomplishments relate to combatting deceptive telemarketing and other fraudulent scams that transcend borders.

To review a copy of the report, please go to the following link - http://www.ftc.gov/os/2008/01/080114canada.pdf

or click on Accomplishments of the Toronto Strategic Partnership: February 2000 - September 2007

This report is very interesting as it contains information about many successful joint efforts to combat deceptive telemarketing and other fraudulent scams.  The following list is taken from the Index of success stories:

  • 1st Beneficial Credit Services
  • 3R Bancorp
  • Britania Group
  • Cell Specific Cancer Therapy
  • Centrex
  • Centurion, et al
  • Consumer Alliance - BioSource
  • Datacom Marketing, et al
  • Dunscom International
  • Express Marketing Services
  • First Capital Consumers Group
  • First Federal Benefit, LLC
  • FSA Group, Inc
  • Gains International Marketing, Inc
  • Goodlife
  • Hanson Publications, Inc
  • Heartland Credit Union
  • Hi-Tech Trading Strategic Metals
  • ICON Cheque Cashing Services, Inc
  • Landmark Financial
  • Lexcan International Corp
  • Lighthouse Alliance & Mid-State Financial
  • MedPlan
  • Michele Buha
  • Mile High Management
  • Millenium (sic) Consulting
  • National Supply Centre
  • Oxford Metal Merchants
  • Pacific Liberty, et al
  • Pinacle
  • Prime One Benefits
  • Quantum International
  • Sean Patrick O’Keefe
  • Statewide Agency & Safeguard Insurance Company
  • Trader’s International Trade Directory
  • TSI Service Corp
  • Universal Direct Marketing
  • U.S. Credit Services

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