california telemarketing fraud

What is Telemarketing Fraud?
Someone calls the victim, makes a false statement, and the misrepresentation causes the victim to give money to the caller. In order fraud to be considered to be completed, there is no difference whether the offender succeeded to obtain the corresponding property in cash or otherwise.
Below, The Margarian Law Firm will introduce you the main elements of the California Telemarketing Fraud Law. In the resources of our site you can find detailed information about different kind of financial crimes and fraud in California. In addition, we are ready to provide answers to your initial questions concerning murder charges in California for free.

1. Legal Definition of the Telemarketing Fraud in California
2. How can I protect myself against telemarketing Fraud?
3. Common schemes of California Telemarketing Fraud
4. Penalties of Marketing Fraud
5. Legal Defenses to California Fraud Accusations
6. Related Articles
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1. Legal Definition of the Telemarketing Fraud in California

A large variety of scams is covered by definition of telemarketing fraud. Sometimes, victims are told that they won a prize in a foreign lottery and their personal information is required to receive the prize. In another example, the scammer calls the victim, claiming to be from an anti-virus software company, and convinces the victim to allow the caller to access his or her computer in order to rid it of a fictional virus. Once the scammer has the victim’s personal information, he can use it to access the victim’s bank accounts.
Telemarketing fraud is considered to be fraudulent selling conducted over the phone. In general, the victims are poor and elderly people.

2. How Can I Fight against Telemarketing Fraud?

Generally, while an offender calls, his or her common steps include:

– Asking advance fee fraud for a lottery or a loan,
– Pyramid Schemes
– Representing charity fund
– Etc.

We propose you some easy steps to take in order to prevent yourself from telemarketing fraud:
– If you have registered your home and mobile phone numbers with the National Do Not Call Registry, if you get such a call, it is a scam.
– It is now allowed to call to early or too late; if someone calls you in the night it is probably a scammer.
– You can always file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

3. Common Schemes of California Telemarketing Fraud

Charity Room
Telemarketers asked for money for a charity. In reality, less than 10 percent of the funds went to the charity.

Prize Room
Callers were told they had won a prize, but needed to send a fee or purchase another product in order to collect their winnings.

Product Room
A product purchased during a telemarketing pitch was worth less than claimed, had an added cost when delivered, or was never delivered at all.

Recovery Room
Previous fraud victims were told they could recover their money by paying an upfront fee.

Rip and Tear
Scammers took the money and ran, collecting as much through fraud as possible and leaving town before they could be identified.

4. Punishment of Telemarketing Fraud

Prosecutors could charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony, that is to say it is “wobbler”.

Misdemeanor telemarketing fraud
Being convicted of misdemeanor, individual faces the following penalties:
– informal or “summary” probation;
– up to one year in county jail;
– a fine up to $1,000.

Felony conviction carries the following penalties:
– formal probation;
– two (2)three (3) or four (4) years in state prison;
– a fine up to $10000.

5. Legal Defenses for Telemarketing Fraud

There are multiple legal defenses that may be able to reduce or dismiss the charge. Including:
Mistake of fact

False accusations

– Etc.

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If you or a loved one have faced accusations of fraud crime, it is essential to contact an experienced California defense attorney who is will provide legal assistance.  The Margarian Law Firm aggressively protects the rights of criminal defendants in California. Each defense will be developed upon the facts of your individual case. Do not hesitate to contact us. You will get your legal assistance as soon as you contact us. 

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