FTC Files Suit Against Sweepstakes Scam

Posted on September 10, 2013 by Noah Wood

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit today against a sweepstakes scam that has taken more than $11 million from consumers. The FTC lawsuit alleges a California resident througha  web of companies mass mailed letters to millions of consumers promising millions of dollars in prizes if they send in a small fee of $20 to $30. The FTC believes most of the victims are over the age of 65.

The United States District Court for the Central District of California, entered a Temprorary Restraining Order freezing the assets of the defendants and prohibiting them from misrepresenting material facts in advertising sweepstakes.