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Goddard sues over fake businesses

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he’s suing three men for advertising at least 47 fictitious businesses in the Tucson Yellow Pages.

David Sasson and David Peer, both of Clearwater, Fla., and Gilad Gill of the Bronx, N.Y., are accused of violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

Court documents say when the fake locksmith companies were called, they would allegedly redirect consumers to the same call center in Florida. The call center would then contact an agent in Arizona to respond to the call.

Goddard alleges the men falsely represented that consumers had the option of contacting numerous locksmith companies, when all calls redirected consumers to the same call center.

The lawsuit seeks restitution for victims and a fine of up to $10,000 for each violation of the Fraud Act.

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3 comments

  1. Arizonans would be much better served by the Attorney General if the department would unleash a few of its $150,000 per year attorneys to prosecute new car dealerships and insurance companies for unfair and deceptive business practices. .

  2. That’s a very bad action. I think that it would be better to know the difference of fake from real. We should be vigilant.

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