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Wyoming, Colorado to receive $1 million in settlement in magazine subscription scam targeting older consumers

Cheyenne, Wyo. —Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced today a joint settlement of lawsuits filed against two companies that targeted consumers nationwide with deceptive mailers that sold overpriced magazine subscriptions designed to look like renewal notices for consumers’ legitimate existing subscriptions.

The Wyoming and Colorado Attorney General’s Offices, as well as the Better Business Bureau, received hundreds of complaints—largely from consumers over the age of 60—about these deceptive mailers.

One consumer, a 94-year-old, reported to t...

 

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