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Colorado Attorney General’s Office halts a fourth telemarketing company from deceiving consumers

By Carolyn Tyler
Special to The SUN

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has stopped another magazine company and its owners from deceiving consumers in order to secure magazine subscriptions.

Subscriber Services Inc., owner David Keown and office manager Marsha Ness are now barred by a court order from tricking Coloradans into believing that they will receive a $250 voucher and three free magazines in exchange for purchasing one magazine at a bargain price. The court found that these business practices violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

“Subscriber Services is the fourth magazine-sales fraud scam we’ve prosecuted in as many years — these rip-off artists don’t seem to get the point that we are not going away until they do,” said Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman. “We are warning Coloradans to beware of these too-good-to-be-true offers. In this case, there was no $250 voucher and it was nearly impossible to claim the supposed rebate. Instead, customers ended up with some of the most expensive magazines ever read.”

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