"I consider this to be harassment." The authorities did not release any of the consumers' names.
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PHILADELPHIA, June 9— A company that specialized in collecting debts for calls to telephone-sex lines extorted more than million by threatening to inform spouses and employers about clients' debts for the calls, Federal prosecutors said today at a news conference.
Some victims said they had never called the sex services but had paid the collection agency to avoid embarrassment, according to complaints made to state and Federal authorities.