ATTORNEY GENERAL SECURES $3.7 MILLION JUDGMENT AGAINST MAGAZINE TELEMARKETING SCAMMERS

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers announced today that the Denver District Court entered a default judgment against Raymond B. Jones, Jr. (D.O.B. 10/21/76), and several magazine telemarketing companies that he operated. In May, the Attorney General’s Office announced it had filed a complaint against Jones, his mother, Cora, and affiliated companies, Publications@Mile High; Subscription Soluations; C&R Marketing and Associates, LLC, and Magazine Man. 

“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. 

Per the Court order, Raymond B. Jones must pay restitution in the amount of $1,682,772.41 for deceiving 4,924 consumers through the deceptive trade practices which violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). Moreover, the Court 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 are appropriate. In addition, Jones is permanently enjoined from engaging in, directing, assisting with, or participating in magazine solicitations, including over the phone. 

The Attorney General earlier reached a separate settlement with Cora Jones, mother of Raymond Jones, under which 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.

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