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Phantom Debt Collectors Scam Americans [electronic resource]

ABC News Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Suffering the effects of a weak economy, millions of cash-strapped Americans applied for payday loans online. Personal financial information from these applications ended up in the hands of scam artists who then used it to bilk hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars from borrowers who had already paid their loans in full. This ABC News report investigates a criminal enterprise based in India that has already collected more than
Release Date
2012
Run Time
6 min.
Language
English
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 10, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
ABC world news tonight (Television program)
Contents
  • Woman Scammed (2:55)
  • Phony Debt Collectors (1:21)
  • FTC Investigation Underway (1:36)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: June 7, 2012.
Publisher no.
54367 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (6 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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