- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A court-approved settlement says a New York City-based marketing company must stop sending mailings to Iowans that feature well-known psychics, including The Amazing Kreskin.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says Thursday the settlement, which Direct Response Advertising Inc. agreed to, requires them to stop sending letters that promise good fortunes through psychic services after a fee is paid. Miller says the letters were “predatory and manipulative,” while targeting elderly people.

The judgment lists George Kresge, or The Amazing Kreskin, and Lee Moorhead, a “psychic and mystic,” who are featured in the mailings. Kreskin, a so-called thought reader, had a syndicated television show in the 1970s.

The order requires the company to refund over $13,000 to 500 Iowans.

Defense attorneys denied any wrongdoing and say the mailings were only for entertainment.

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