Your day in the sun: More than 356,000 checks to be sent to scam victims

More than 356,000 victims of a massive nationwide telemarketing scam will be sent checks totaling more than $14 million, the Federal Trade Commission said.

The telemarketing operation was run by Suntasia Marketing of Largo, Fla., which allegedly deceived nearly a million people into joining buyers' and travel clubs between 1999 and 2007, the FTC said in a news release. A permanent injunction shutting down the operation, which took in more than $170 million, was filed in federal court a year ago. The company's principals also agreed to sell their homes, boats and vehicles to add to the compensation fund.