Telemarketing fraud refers generally to any scheme to defraud where the persons carrying out the scheme use the telephone for communicating with possible victims and trying to persuade them to send money to the scheme.
A fraudulent telemarketing operation typically uses many false and promises when it solicits people to buy goods and services or to invest money.
This system is usually used for:
A fraudulent telemarketer will always insist on advance payment by the consumer before this receives that good or service.
If consumers were to receive the promised goods or services before payment, and realized that the good had no value, most of them would cancel the transaction and refuse to pay for it.
For victims who have money orders, the telemarketers use nationally courier delivery services, for delivering victims' checks by the next business day.
For those who have credit cards the telemarketers obtain merchant accounts at financial institutions, for processing them immediately.
This is another factor that distinguishes fraudulent from legitimate telemarketing operations
Fraudulent telemarketers recognize that they can contact victims located outside their state. In the case that the victim realizes that it was defrauded, she can contact a law agency with complaints or can travel to the telemarketing operation and confront the telemarketers about their losses.
For not becoming victims of telemarketing frauds there are some suggestions to follow:
If strictly following these steps there is a certitude of not being deceived by “suspicious” telemarketers.
There are a lot of cases where some people where victims of such situations and that’s why it is necessary to take in consideration some suggestions that could be a good advice for anyone and that could prevent fraudulent telemarketing.
It is easy to observe that global rise of telemarketing produced a considerable increase in telemarketing fraud. People are vulnerable to illegal scams via telemarketing, risking to become victims of such fraudulent acts.
There are some categories of telemarketing frauds that are usually committed:
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