Complying with the Telemarketing Sales Rule

Complying with the Telemarketing Sales Rule

Introduction The Amended TSR at a Glance Charities and For-Profit Telemarketers Calling on Their Behalf Who Must Comply with the Amended TSR? Exemptions to the Amended TSR Some Types of Businesses and Individuals Coverage of the Business of Insurance is Limited Some Types of Calls Exemptions Explained Unsolicited Calls from Consumers Most Calls in Response […]

A Basic Guide to Surety Bonds for Telemarketers

A Basic Guide to Surety Bonds for Telemarketers

If you work in the telemarketing industry, you probably have to jump though quite a few hoops to remain in compliance with industry regulations. Without an understanding of surety bonds, you might consider them to be just another one of those inconvenient, time-consuming hoops. However, if you know the purpose behind these risk-mitigation tools ahead […]

Telemarketing Questions And Answers 1

Telemarketing Questions And Answers 1

Yesterday, I received the following email: I am a single mother working from home, I have been given the opportunity to work for a web site designer. He has been building sites for recyclers for years, and now wants to branch out and offer sites to service providers, like plumbers, Hvac, lawn care and electric […]

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 […]