The Denver District Court entered a default judgment against Raymond B. Jones and several magazine telemarketing companies that he operated – Publications@Mile High, Subscription Solutions, C & R Marketing and Associates and Magazine Man, according to news from Attorney General John Suthers.
“After many hours working to expose and prosecute this case, we are pleased the court entered judgment in favor of the thousands of consumers who were victimized by this scam,” said Suthers.
The court order mandates Raymond B. Jones pay restitution in the amount of $1.6 million for deceiving 4,924 consumers through deceptive trade practices which violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). The court also assigned a penalty of $2 million and awarded the Attorney General’s Office $80,737 in fees as well as $955 in costs. In determining that Jones’ conduct was deliberate, knowing, done in bad faith and repeated in nature, the court concluded that the maximum penalties were appropriate. In addition, Jones is permanently enjoined from engaging in, directing, assisting with, or participating in magazine solicitations, including over the phone, said a news release from the Attorney General’s Office.
The attorney general earlier reached a separate settlement with Cora Jones. She agreed to a permanent court order barring her from participating in magazine telemarketing.
Consumers who believe they have been victims of this scam are urged to file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office by calling 800-222-4444 or clicking,www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaints.