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Telemarketing travel fraud

Telemarketing travel fraud

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Published by Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Consumer & Business Education in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Telemarketing -- Corrupt practices -- United States,
  • Telephone selling -- United States,
  • Consumer protection -- United States,
  • Deceptive advertising -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesFacts for consumers, Facts for consumers from the Federal Trade Commission
    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Trade Commission. Office of Consumer and Business Education, American Society of Travel Agents
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p.) ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14469063M
    OCLC/WorldCa36793646


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