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Don’t Delay And Sign Up For The Do Not Call Registry Already

[credit provider=”TheGiantVermin via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tudor/255272612/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Let’s cut right to the chase and give you the resources you need.CatalogChoice.org is a website that enables you to get off of a number of common “junk mail” lists. If you receive a piece of junk mail you don’t want, you just log onto that […]
Don’t Delay And Sign Up For The Do Not Call Registry Already
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These Debt Collector Calls Are The Easiest Way To Get Scammed

[credit provider=”Vitor Lima/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitorcastillo/2994723741/”] By Gerri DetweilerWe’ve been warning consumers about fake overseas payday loan collection scams for a few years now. So it can be disheartening when we hear stories, like this one that was posted last week on our blog:
These Debt Collector Calls Are The Easiest Way To Get Scammed
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Is Your Old-School Phone Number Putting You At Risk For Fraud?

[credit provider=”Flickr / boklm” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/boklm/485509494/in/photostream/”] My mother’s had the same cell phone number for nearly fifteen years, and I’ve had mine for five. Recently she’s started receiving two to three harassing calls a day, which got me thinking: Does holding on to the same phone number for years put you at greater […]
Is Your Old-School Phone Number Putting You At Risk For Fraud?
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The Company Behind Those ‘Auto Warranty’ Robocalls Was Shut Down Today

[credit provider=”Flickr / tibchris ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/arcticpuppy/4651821848/in/photostream/”] When the FTC vowed to put the clampdown on meddlesome robocalls, they weren’t joking. As of this morning, the agency banned LA-based SBN Peripherals—aka Asia Pacific Telecom Inc.—from telemarketing consumers and asked the company to fork over $3 million in assets, according to this legal complaint.  
The Company Behind Those ‘Auto Warranty’ Robocalls Was Shut Down Today
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The FCC Wants Telemarketers To Get Your Permission To Interrupt Dinner

[credit provider=”Flickr/thenestor” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenestor/2438958039/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Step aside, FTC. Telemarketers have another regulator hot on their heels.The FCC just approved new rules that will make it even more difficult for company-hired robocallers to harass consumers at home.
The FCC Wants Telemarketers To Get Your Permission To Interrupt Dinner
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Cell Phone Numbers Going Public? Probably Not

[credit provider=”Flickr/bizstone” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/biz/762199286/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The message sounds deceptively helpful: “All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls,” the email states.To prevent an onslaught of such calls, the email suggests calling the National Do Not Call Registry, and provides a number to […]
Cell Phone Numbers Going Public? Probably Not
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A St. Louis Woman Who Bilked $30 Million In A Telemarketing Scheme Is Heading To Prison For 15 Years

[credit provider=”fPat via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_steph/4388413219/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] A woman who allegedly bilked $30 million from 22,000 victims in a timeshare telemarketing scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.An East St. Louis federal judge took no pity on 32-year-old Jennifer Kirk, a New Jersey resident prosecutors claim […]
A St. Louis Woman Who Bilked $30 Million In A Telemarketing Scheme Is Heading To Prison For 15 Years
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Robocallers Ticked Off 700,000 More People Than Last Year

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/acma/”] Even though more people than ever signed up for the Do Not Call list in 2011, the FTC still reported a bump in consumer complaints about harassing telemarketers. More than 209 million Americans are currently registered on the DNC list, which was introduced in 2003, and 2.3 million […]
Robocallers Ticked Off 700,000 More People Than Last Year