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Marketing scams hearing before a subommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, special hearing. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies.

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  • Telemarketing -- Corrupt practices -- United States.,
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  • Fraud -- United States -- Prevention.

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Edition Notes

SeriesS. hrg. ;, 105-695
LC ClassificationsKF26 .A659 1998b
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 50 p. ;
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL71823M
ISBN 100160576946
LC Control Number99172325

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