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Contests, FTC, Oregon Law, Promotions, Sweepstakes / 03.18.2019

Sweepstakes scammers effectively received such a message recently, delivered by the Federal Trade Commission in connection with a record $30 million forfeiture. The case, which was brought in Missouri in 2018, represents the largest forfeiture the FTC has ever obtained in a case against a sweepstakes scam. Among the proceeds that will be used to refund money to victims are two luxury vacation homes, a yacht, a Bentley automobile, and over $21 million in cash. The FTC complaint charged the sending of deceptive personalized mailers to consumers, many of...