Avoiding Telemarketing Fraud

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FOIL Requests
  • Never give out personally identifying or financial information if you receive an unsolicited telemarketing call. Only give out personal information if you initiate a call to a reputable company
  • Don't transact business over the phone with an unfamiliar company that calls you
  • If you think you are interested in an offer made by a telemarketer, hang up and call the company back to verify that the call is legitimate
  • Avoid unwanted sales calls. Place your personal phone number on the Do Not Call Registry by calling 1-888-382-1222 or logging onto www.donotcall.gov


Last Modified: April 26, 2011