maxvolt

Max "Volt" is a freelance writer and a telemarketing B2B consultant, with 15 years of experience in high tech lead generation and sales development across a variety of verticals. Max specializes in cold calls that penetrate the maze of voice mail, speaking to key decision makers, unscrambling and overcoming objections, and setting appointments that sell. He’s worked in inside sales and business development on behalf of software companies such as Model N, Autonomy, Hughes Software and Oracle. Max has also provides script development, telemarketing training and small telemarketing team management.

Telemarketing News:  Work at Home Scams, Offshore Scam Callers, Kansas Fitness and Travel Clubs Fined

Telemarketing News: Work at Home Scams, Offshore Scam Callers, Kansas Fitness and Travel Clubs Fined

Work at Home for More Money than you can Afford Tired of your boss peering over your shoulder and trying to get between you and Facebook? Hoping to never have to pack your lunch in a brown paper bag again? Wanting to take your little dog to work every day and not have to worry […]

Telemarketing News: Telemarketing for Charities, Real Estate Fraud,and FCC New Rules

Telemarketing News: Telemarketing for Charities, Real Estate Fraud,and FCC New Rules

Happy 2013! We’ve been on a short sabbatical here at Telemarketing News as the holidays were calling. Now, the holidays have hung up, and 2013 has arrived. Happy New Year 2013 to all readers! Thirteen is an awesome number, chimerical and disturbing, it can be lucky or – not. Time will tell! New York Report on Charitable Telemarketing […]

Telemarketing News: Political Robocalls on Hold, Renewable Energy Scams hit Arizona, Canadian Air Miles Evaporate Bank Accounts

Telemarketing News: Political Robocalls on Hold, Renewable Energy Scams hit Arizona, Canadian Air Miles Evaporate Bank Accounts

Whither the Political Robocall? Most of us are relieved that the election season is finally over. After being taunted and tortured by both political parties and — Roseanne Barr, we are ready for a period of relative calm. Even the yawning abyss of the impending “fiscal cliff” can’t get anyone too worked up now that […]

Telemarketing News:  Waka Walmart Survey Scammers, Car Sales Ad Scammers, and Low Cost Computers

Telemarketing News: Waka Walmart Survey Scammers, Car Sales Ad Scammers, and Low Cost Computers

Tech Support Scams Survive and Waka Walmart Survey Scam In the news, yours truly Max Volt, has fielded a couple of scam calls over the last two weeks. One was actually scam that I’d just reported on… The tech support scam where a helpful busybody calls you out of nowhere to let you know that […]

Telemarketing News: Cancun for Canada, Fake Arizona Veterans, and False Hope for Credit Card Debt

Telemarketing News: Cancun for Canada, Fake Arizona Veterans, and False Hope for Credit Card Debt

Cancun for Canadians, a Scam! Who doesn’t want an uber-cheap vacation to Cancun? Cancun with its velvet warm days and sparkling blue oceans is a favorite for folks seeking to unwind in an environment of natural beauty and pristine opulence. So when people receive calls from telemarketers offering steep discounts on travel and resorts, they […]

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Telemarketing News: International News from Montreal, the UK and South Africa

Today, we have some international news in telemarketing, as people all over the globe telemarket and receive telemarketing calls, from South Africa to Montreal, to the UK. Montreal Superior Court Clamps Down on Telemarketing Fraud Another week, another alleged telemarketing fraudster! Alberino (Rino) Magi, brother of Construction magnate Tony Magi, was paraded before a Superior […]

Telemarketing News:  Reward for Stopping Rachel, Seniors and a Medicare Scam, Hard Time for Sweepstakes Crime

Telemarketing News: Reward for Stopping Rachel, Seniors and a Medicare Scam, Hard Time for Sweepstakes Crime

Bounty on Rachel’s Head offered by FTC Remember “Rachel” from last week’s telemarketing news? Well, she’s the robocaller who insists on wasting people’s time with unwanted and persistent calls, even if they are on the “Do Not Call” list. Worse, Rachel is a scammer; breaking the law first by violating the DNC list, then, on […]

Telemarketing Rants, Raves and Pranks

Telemarketing Rants, Raves and Pranks

So it is election season and once again, the candidates fly to locations to make long speeches, hold mewling babies, chomp on hot dogs and donuts, and most likely make promises they probably won’t and can’t keep. All the while smiling and waving and weaving and bobbing… Some still must make calls, after all, life […]

Telemarketing News:  Rachel Robocalls Again, Telemarketer Licenses, and Sweepstake Scammers

Telemarketing News: Rachel Robocalls Again, Telemarketer Licenses, and Sweepstake Scammers

Rachel the Zombie Robocaller: Like a zombie rising from the grave, “Rachel” the robocaller insists on bugging people nationwide.  Even after being put to rest with tough anti-robocalling legislation, Rachel sashays from her place of repose to meander listlessly through a maze of phone numbers until she begins again like nothing happened, picking up the […]

Telemarketing News:  Credit Card Deceptions and Tech Support Scams

Telemarketing News: Credit Card Deceptions and Tech Support Scams

 by Max Volt October 9, 2012 Discover Card Discovered Misleading Customers:  Ever been called by a slick telemarketer representing your credit card company about a payment protection and credit monitoring service? Did you feel pressured?   Did the telemarketing rep promise to enroll you only after you had reviewed written materials but then — those materials […]