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Defendants operated an employment referral service and induced consumers to purchase their services by making representations about their ability to provide exclusive information and services to assist consumers in finding jobs with particular rates of pay, benefits, and requisite levels of experience. Defendants committed unconscionable acts and practices in violation of the CSPA by knowingly making misleading statements of opinion on which consumers were likely to rely, to their detriment. Defendants committed unfair and deceptive acts and practices in violation of the CSPA by: 1) representing that their services had sponsorship, approval, performance characteristics, uses, benefits, or affiliations which they did not have; 2) representing that employment referrals would be supplied in greater quantity than they intended to provide; and 3) promising prompt delivery of employment related services without taking reasonable action to ensure the delivery of the services as represented. Defendant Stone ordered to pay consumer restitution of $5,960.00 and a civil penalty of $25,000.00 ($20,000.00 suspended).
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