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March 9, 1996 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the host of "The Newlywed Game," Bob Eubanks explored the wonders of romance. Recently, he has been a spokesman for a 900-number dating service that left investors feeling jilted. The service Eubanks hailed as "revolutionary" in an infomercial is under investigation for suspected investment fraud, part of a state and federal crackdown on a new form of scam that feeds on the psychic, chat and date lines that have become staples of cable TV. Eubanks has not been accused of wrongdoing.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 1996 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated a $2.5-million judgment against American Fortune 900, a Los Angeles company accused of fleecing investors in several celebrity chat lines, including one featuring LaToya Jackson. The deal, which requires court approval, won't benefit investors much. Federal investigators said American Fortune 900 has about $81,000 in its bank accounts and has few other assets. The outfit has been in receivership since January.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 1996 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated a $2.5-million judgment against American Fortune 900, a Los Angeles company accused of fleecing investors in several celebrity chat lines, including one featuring LaToya Jackson. The deal, which requires court approval, won't benefit investors much. Federal investigators said American Fortune 900 has about $81,000 in its bank accounts and has few other assets. The outfit has been in receivership since January.
NEWS
March 9, 1996 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the host of "The Newlywed Game," Bob Eubanks explored the wonders of romance. Recently, he has been a spokesman for a 900-number dating service that left investors feeling jilted. The service Eubanks hailed as "revolutionary" in an infomercial is under investigation for suspected investment fraud, part of a state and federal crackdown on a new form of scam that feeds on the psychic, chat and date lines that have become staples of cable TV. Eubanks has not been accused of wrongdoing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who runs an adult "phone fantasy" line sued two former employees this week, alleging they stole her customers for their own business and told them her "models" were fat and ugly. In a suit filed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, Monic Alponte accuses Yolanda Medina and Erika Pina of giving customers their own business telephone number.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who runs an adult "phone fantasy" line sued two former employees this week, alleging they stole her customers for their own business and told them her "models" were fat and ugly. In a suit filed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, Monic Alponte accuses Yolanda Medina and Erika Pina of giving customers their own business telephone number.
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