“Do Not Call List” FTC Telemarketing Scam
Jun10

“Do Not Call List” FTC Telemarketing Scam

Yahoo News / Associated Press – June 25, 2002 FTC Warns on Telemarketing Scheme You’re on this web site trying to learn how to protect your identity. One trick we suggest is to say, “put me on your do not call list” when telemarketers call during dinner. Federal law requires telemarketers to keep track of people who don’t want to be called. Now, scammers and thieves are taking advantage of what...

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Is Teleguard, Telenetworx, or Smart America Services Calling? Hang Up!
Jun10

Is Teleguard, Telenetworx, or Smart America Services Calling? Hang Up!

MSNBC – July 18, 2002 Con Artists Use ‘Suckers List’ Database Getting scammed is a bummer. You beat yourself up wondering why you weren’t smart enough to see through their tricks. Getting scammed twice has got to feel a lot worse. Some telemarketing scam artists apparently have created a list of previous fraud victims and are trying to scam them again. Their pitch is that they can recover the money that was...

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Hard-core Telemarketing Opt-out Script

Use this sequence of questions and stop any telemarketer in their tracks: “May I have your company’s name, address and telephone number? If you are calling on behalf of a client, may I have the name, address and telephone number of your company, as well as the name, address and telephone number of the company that you are calling on behalf of?” “Put me on your “Do Not Call List”. You are hereby...

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Are Free iPod Offers a Scam?
Mar24

Are Free iPod Offers a Scam?

Have you seen ads like this on the internet and wondered if they’re for real? Well, they’re for real, but I don’t advise signing up for this kind of deal. Here’s why… When you see any “free” offer, you should be very careful. Very few things are really free. You should ask yourself these kinds of questions: Question: An ipod costs $69 to $399 dollars. How are they paying for it if...

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Con Artists Use ‘Suckers List’ Database

Getting scammed is a bummer. You beat yourself up wondering why you weren’t smart enough to see through their tricks. Getting scammed twice has got to feel a lot worse. Some telemarketing scam artists apparently have created a list of previous fraud victims and are trying to scam them again. Their pitch is that they can recover the money that was stolen in the first fraud, if they sign up for the Teleguard service and pay a fee....

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