Extortion Is Alleged Over Phone-Sex Debts

A business that specialized in gathering debts for telephone telephone phone calls to telephone-sex lines extorted a lot more than $2 million by threatening to see partners and companies about consumers' debts when it comes to phone calls, Federal prosecutors stated today at a news meeting.

Some victims stated that they had never ever called the intercourse solutions but had compensated the collection agency in order to avoid embarrassment, based on complaints built to state and Federal authorities. The organization, TMD Enterprises, did company as Standup Communications and Productions in Huntingdon Valley, a Philadelphia suburb. Spending the ongoing company, however, failed to bring relief, the complainants stated.

"These are typically still calling our house, " one customer reported to your Pennsylvania Attorney General's workplace final September after she had compensated a bill for $99 that she stated she would not owe.

Others who declined to cover state the business performed its threats. "Someone called my employer and told him that I happened to be making...