United States v. Elliot Phillip Rosenberg

Overview: 

United States v. Elliot Phillip Rosenberg
On June 17, 2014, Elliot Phillip Rosenberg, a citizen of the United States and a legal foreign resident of Costa Rica and the owner and manager of two sweepstakes telemarketing call centers in Costa Rica, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, six counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and six counts of international money laundering, all in connection with a Costa Rican telemarketing fraud scheme.  According to the indictment, beginning in or about 2010, Rosenberg owned and managed one or more call centers in Costa Rica engaged in a sweepstakes scheme directed at individuals residing in the United States. Rosenberg and his co-conspirators fraudulently induced victims to pay thousands of dollars by falsely representing that the victims had won valuable prizes. Rosenberg and his co-conspirators would continue to call and insist that additional payments be made for new fees until an individual either ran out of money or discovered the fraudulent nature of the scheme.

Case Open Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tags: 
Costa Rica
sweepstakes scheme
telemarketing fraud scheme
Updated July 19, 2017