A U.S. district court has temporarily shut down a telemarketing operation that allegedly targeted Hispanic consumers with false promises that they could make money by reselling high-end goods such as Gucci and Ralph Lauren, and then charged them between $400 and $490 upfront for off-brand products. 

The Federal Trade Commission also alleged that the telemarketers threatened consumers who refused to pay with arrest, lawsuits and other intimidating statements.

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