Thursday, November 24, 2005

Genealogy Scam Hits the Fan

From The Denver (Colo.) Post of Nov. 24, 2005:

State sues genealogy company

By Manny Gonzales
Denver Post Staff Writer

For $49.95, people who bought genealogical "yearbooks" from a Denver-based company got the same family coat of arms, the same family recipes and even the same family jokes, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

And it was a lucrative scam that swindled 150,000 people nationwide who bought into fake family histories, according to the civil suit filed by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.


Because jokes were the same in many of the yearbooks, some Jewish customers were offended when their families were referenced as being Catholic, the suit claims.


[Read the whole story]


Ooooooh, potential customers for "Genealogy for Morons"!


I'm not willing to alienate 150,000 potential Genealogue readers.

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