Colorado sues genealogy company
State sues genealogy company
The suit claims 150,000 people nationwide were swindled out of $49.95 each when
they bought a book with fake family histories from Morphcorp of Denver.
By Manny Gonzales
Denver Post Staff Writer
Article Launched: 11/24/2005 01:00:00 AM
"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.
The suit, filed in Arapahoe County District Court against Maxwell MacMaster and
his company, Morph corp LLC, seeks to cease the operation and penalize him up to
$2,000 per book sold, which could amount to $300 million."
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