Telemarketing is the practice by which businesses directly contact persons by telephone for the purpose of selling goods and/or services or offering debt relief programs to debtors delinquent or in default on loans or credit card debts.
Fraud occurs when telemarketers employ aggressive and abusive tactics to mislead or scare people into purchasing goods or services they don’t want or need or revealing private information.
Federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations mandate how telemarketing calls should be handled, including what consumers can be told and the hours during which the calls can be made.
If you believe you have been defrauded by a telemarketer, a lawyer knowledgeable about consumer protection issues, can assist you with:
If you have been accused of telemarketing fraud or are under investigation for the crime, consulting with legal counsel can get you answers to questions you may have about how to defend against the charges.
If you have been accused of telemarketing fraud or are under investigation for the crime, consulting with legal counsel may help you answer questions you may have about how to defend against the charges.
A telemarketing fraud attorney can advise you on a possible legal strategy and help you mount a defense. For example, telemarketing laws often do not apply to non-profit businesses or to political campaigners. Also, it can be a matter of opinion whether the methods employed were abusive or fraudulent or the consumer simply did not want to pay for an item or service.
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