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Communication / Phone Fraud #961271

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New York: Armen Keteyian) The government crackdown on fraud committed by video relay service companies, which help people with hearing problems communicate over the telephone, featured; scenes shown from a video call center in Rochester, New York; details given of arrests on charges involving fraudulent claims to a government fund; animation shown; statistics on VRS calls per month and projected earnings cited. [Assistant Attorney General Lanny BREUER†- says taxpayers were paying for services that didn’t occur.] [Through translator, Snap!VRS general counsel Jeff ROSEN†- says we can’t allow the fraud to diminish the access that deaf people have.]

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Keteyian, Armen
Duration:
00:02:30

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