January 21, 2013
They’ve made a mint off 9/11 memorabilia, but now the feds are slamming a Westchester-based outfit for duping consumers into buying collectible coins commemorating the World Trade Center attacks.
The National Collector’s Mint has raked in $22 million with coins memorializing the Sept. 11 terror attacks, intentionally deceiving customers into believing the trinkets they peddle are “official,” the Federal Trade Commission alleged last week in a federal civil-fraud suit.
“Many consumers are misled or confused as to whether [National Collector’s Mint] are offering an official coin commemorating the September 11 attacks,” the FTC claims in its Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit.
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