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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 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 […]

Telemarketing Company Raises Millions For Charity - Keeps It All

Telemarketing Company Raises Millions For Charity – Keeps It All

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time, this kind of headline will be old hat to you. Yawn… This is weekly if not daily news… happens so often I usually just mention some of the biggest cases in a weekly or bi-weekly summary. What caught my eye this time […]

Telemarketing News Roundup

Telemarketing News Roundup

FTC says Dish Network broke telemarketing rules This story is making its way across the web… the FTC is putting the hurt on Dish Network for ignoring DNC requests- millions of times. DN is already in hot water with the Justice Department for ignoring the DNC list. So, let’s see, $500 per violation x 5 […]

Weekly Telemarketing News Roundup

Weekly Telemarketing News Roundup

Robocalling is in the news again (when isn’t it?). This time in New York as Cuomo attempts to garner some populist appeal by going up against the telemarketing industry: Gov. Cuomo Cracks Down On Telemarketers Gov. Cuomo signed legislation today that prohibits calls delivering prerecorded messages unless the recipient has expressly consented to the calls. […]

Weekly Telemarketing News Roundup

Weekly Telemarketing News Roundup

Overall, last week was a slow news week in the telemarketing industry. Of course, we still have our standard slew of crooks, thieves, and degenerates getting in to the headlines… but not much else happened. Do Not Call Registry Helping Little If you’re a shady organization, you’re not likely to pay heed to pesky regulations… […]