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The FTC charged the copycat website defendants with violating the FTC Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and the Do Not Call provisions of the TSR by placing hundreds of thousands of illegal telemarketing calls to phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry and by failing to pay required fees.

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Copycat military websites shut down by FTC
Copycat sites led to hundreds of thousands of illegal telemarketing calls

The FTC announced Thursday that the operators of two copycat military websites have agreed to settle charges that they targeted people seeking to join the armed forces and tricked them by falsely claiming to be affiliated with the military in order to generate sales leads for post-secondary schools.

September 6, 2018
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