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Operation "Push the Envelope" Launched

Operation "Push the Envelope" Launched

Posted - Dec. 16, 2003 at 5:52 p.m.

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(KSL News) – "If it's too good to be true... it probably is."

You've heard it before, but the federal government is reiterating the point with a warning about "work-from-home" scams.

Howard Beales, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection: "It's a simple message. Stuffing is great for stockings and turkeys but stay away from envelope stuffing scams that will only stuff the pockets of the promoter at your expense."

In what's being called "Operation Push the Envelope" the FTC is targeting envelope stuffing promotions marketed as guaranteed money makers.

The FTC says promoters promise the key to open the door to "great riches" for a "small" fee.

But after people send their money, all they're likely to receive is a letter telling them to place the same "envelope-stuffing" ad in newspapers or magazines, or to share it with family or friends.


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