FTC Shuts Down Websites that Sold Fake Documents

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Heard any good lawyer jokes lately? Having been in practice for almost 25 years, I've heard quite a few from friends and clients. How about, "What's the difference between a vulture and a lawyer? . .. The vulture doesn't get frequent flyer miles." Or, "What do you call 100 lawyers chained together at the bottom of the ocean? ... A good start."

In what can also be described as "a good start," the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on operators of websites that sell fake documents that can be used to commit identity theft and other frauds, including frauds on dealers and auto creditors.

Originally published in Tennessee Dealer News, Jan/Feb 2019.

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