FTC fines Amazon work-from-home scammer $2 million – Kim Lyons

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The Federal Trade Commission has banned an alleged work-from-home scammer who pretended to be part of Amazon’s Associates program, the agency said in a news release. The scam led unsuspecting people to think they were interviewing for jobs with Amazon.

Randon Morris and several companies he ran conducted robocalls to promote the fake work-from-home opportunities, the FTC said, and they promised people they contacted that they could earn hundreds of dollars a day. As part of the scheme, the companies falsely claimed to be affiliated with Amazon; one of the limited liability corporations (LLCs) was even named Amazon Affiliate Program, LLC.

“These defendants used illegal robocalls, lies about income, and people’s anxiety about the…

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