Canadian Telemarketing Scams into the U.S. Increase

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Wednesday, October 1, 1997
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
10
426-428
Abstract: 
Increasingly, "boiler room" phone banks in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, or "rip and tear" operations that move from hotel to hotel in Canada have targeted the elderly in the U.S. with elaborate, aggressive, and costly schemes. The activities seem to exploit gaps in the law and its application consciously, as well as sentence disparities between the two countries... [more]