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Fraud / Watches #244060

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 29, 1976
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(Studio) Some trade in digital watches and pocket calculators in pre-Christmas sales appears to be fraud.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Ad for such sales ran in November issues of "TV Guide, Parade" mag. and others. Scheme turns out to be fraud of nearly $2 million. [Illinois attorney general William SCOTT - says it's example of people trying to get gifts from ads not well-checked by media.] [Fraud victim Philip ROTH - notes number of watches ordered in his office.] [Victim Robert NICOLA - notes his order.] [ROTH - says he's 1 of many taken in by ads.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Mudd, Roger;
Webster, Don

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