A telemarketing firm that sold products put together by disabled persons has been busted. Police say they were making the people who worked the phone pretend to sound handicapped in order to get more money. “The telemarketers were acting pretty significantly disabled and using particular voice patterns and such that would make them sound disabled,” Riverside Police Det. Brian Money told KABC. The suspects were arrested for theft by false pretenses and false advertising.
I didn’t even know that the police could even get involved in a misleading advertising practice type case but I guess you really cross the line when you fake like you’re disabled in order to loosen people’s purse strings.
Telemarketing co. raided over disabled claims [KABC] (Thanks to Jon!)