Tricks of the trade, or tools of business?

No one has ever won the million-dollar grand prize, and now sweepstakes and mail-in contest companies tangle with the Federal Trade Commission. These are the techniques that the government says help deceive consumers.
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No one has ever won the million-dollar grand prize, and now sweepstakes and mail-in contest companies tangle with the Federal Trade Commission. These are the techniques that the government says help deceive consumers.

Steve Vockrodt is an award-winning investigative journalist who has reported in Kansas City since 2005. Areas of reporting interest include business, politics, justice issues and breaking news investigations. Vockrodt grew up in Denver and studied journalism at the University of Kansas.