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OFT rules against direct marketeers

The Office of Fair Trading has taken action against misleading &#39money-making&#39 mailshots which were advertising a &#39get-rich-quick&#39 scheme. Devon-based couple Pauline and Robert Chambers were told they would have to refrain from publishing advertisements that were part of a promotion for a scheme called Your Private Gold-Mine. The scheme was designed to use direct mail to invite people to join the Private Gold-Mine Organisation. The Chambers claimed they represented one of the “world&#39s most rewarding financial associations” and that they were making people millionaires every day. The couple also provided testimonials from individuals who claimed to have profited from the scheme.

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