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News stories tagged with "pyramid-scheme"

State Sues Massena Woman For Pyramid Scheme

A St. Lawrence County woman stands accused of bringing a pyramid scheme to the region and duping hundreds of women out of thousands of dollars. The State Attorney General's office filed a civil suit Thursday seeking the woman's profits. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

12 North Country Women Fined in pyramid scheme

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer says 12 North Country women have paid fines ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 dollars for their roles in a pyramid scheme. The investigation into the so-called Women's Gifting Circle began in 2000 after many women complained about losing money in the scheme, which was sold as a way for women to support other women in need. Most of the women are from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Brian Mann reports.
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Pyramid Scheme Victimizes Women

An illegal pyramid scheme called "Women Empowering Women" is drawing in hundreds of thousands of dollars from North Country women. As David Sommerstein reports, most will lose.  Go to full article

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