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Businessman demands $735,000 refund from developers of Trump Tower Tampa

A Pinellas County businessman accused of bilking customers out of millions of dollars in a telemarketing scheme is demanding a $735,000 refund from the developers of Trump Tower Tampa. Bryon Wolf, co-owner of Suntasia Marketing, has sued developer SimDag-Robel LLC for money he invested in the 52-story downtown Tampa project in 2005. Trump Tower is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but Wolfe needs the money. Wolf's company sold discount and travel club memberships that tapped people's bank accounts. In what the Federal Trade Commission called "deceptive negative option telemarketing," Suntasia made customers formally opt out of offers or else they drew from accounts without permission. Wolf and his partners personally owe more than $10 million in restitution.

Businessman demands $735,000 refund from developers of Trump Tower Tampa 04/20/09 [Last modified: Monday, April 20, 2009 5:58pm]
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