Telemarketing is Fraud

Telemarketing is Fraud


Telemarketers love older folks. They’re always home and they still trust people. But older people aren’t the only victims of crooked telemarketers.

Promises of lottery prizes and contest winnings, are a common telemarketing scheme. All you have to do is pay a small fee or “tax” and, once they have your money, you never hear from them again.

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Oddly enough, most US telemarketing fraud happens with calls made from Canada but also include calls regularly made from Spain, England, Netherlands, Jamaica and Costa Rica. Government estimates are that it costs US senior citizens over half a billion dollars a year.


Tips to Protect You From Telemarketing Fraud

  • Ask telemarketers for the name and address of their company (if they are crooked, they’ll won’t give it to you).
  • Ask the caller to send you their offer (or an explanation of it) in writing so you can read it over and talk about it with your family and others.
  • Ask about the company's money back guarantee and refund policies (make sure one exists).
  • Before you spend any money, call the Better Business Bureau, your state Attorney General's Office, or the local Consumer Protection Service in the state or city where the company is actually located, and ask if any complaints have been made against them.
  • Talk to your family and friends, or call your lawyer, or see your banker, and get their advice before you lose your money.
  • Tell the telemarketer to remove your telephone number from their list, if you do not want to be called.
  • Report suspicious telemarketing calls, junk mail solicitations, or advertisements to the National Fraud Information Center at 1-800-876-7060.

If you are a victim of fraud, we can help. Call us at 1-888-331-6422 or email us today for a Free Fraud Case Review!


Important Phone Scam Tips:

  • Do not pay for any prize or send money to improve your chances of winning – it is illegal for someone to even ask you to pay money just to enter a contest.
  • Do not let anyone bully you into buying something "right now."  If they say that you have to make up your mind right now, or "We must have your money today," then it's probably a scam ripoff. Don’t do it!
  • Do not give any caller your bank account number. They can use it to steal money from your account without you even knowing it!
  • Do not give your credit card number to anyone over the telephone, unless you are the one who placed the call.
  • You should never wire money or send money by overnight delivery unless you want to give your money away, because that is probably what you are doing!

If you are a victim of fraud, we can help.

Call us at 1-888-331-6422 or email us today for a Free Fraud Case Review!

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