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Destiny Ordered to Stop Doing Business in NC

Posted July 25, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A so-called pyramid scheme with thousands of North Carolina investors is crumbling after a Wake County judge ordered Destiny Telecomm to stop doing business in the state.

The California-based company said it was in the business of selling prepaid telephone calling cards and long-distance service, but the NC Attorney General's office decided it was, in fact, a pyramid scheme.

In the last six months, 200 people have complained to the consumer protection section about Destiny. They say the cards don't work and they can't get their money back.