Telemarketing Fraud: How Reverse Lookup Services Protect You

In recent years, telemarketing fraud has become an increasing problem in Canada. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “criminals use the same techniques as legitimate companies, but hide behind the anonymity of the telephone and attempt to defraud thousands and thousands of Canadians each year.”

There are at least several hundred fraudulent telemarketing operations in North America that routinely seek to defraud consumers in Canada and the U.S. Let’s take a look at some additional facts.

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Telemarketing Fraud Facts:

As a result of the telemarketing industry, there is an overall loss of $3,827,880, in addition to the average consumer loss at $1,174. According to Private Citizen, telemarketers place 148 million junk calls a day. Back in 2000, the Direct Marketing Association received a record of 3,789 telemarketing complaints in one 35-day period!

Telemarketing is a nearly $500 billion a year business, and investment scams alone amount to losses of $1 million an hour. Additionally, charities make more money from selling your name and number (aka. “sucker lists”) to other telemarketing companies than from the donations they collect from calling.

On average, only 24% of what consumers donate in response to a telemarketing sales call actually reach the intended charity.

There are a variety of payment methods that telemarketers use to profit from their scam(s). Bank debit accounts for 23% of these scams, in addition to: credit card: 21%; money order: 14%; wire: 9%; debit card: 5%; telephone bill: 2%; cashier’s check: 2%.

Initial contact is made across a multitude of communication platforms. Overall, phone contact was the highest form at 44%, along with: mail: 37%; print:15%; fax: 2%; in-person:1%; tv/radio: 1%.

20% of scam victims are 30 years old and younger. Additionally, 54% of victims were between the ages of 30–60, and 36% were 60 years and older.

**To avoid falling victim to these telemarketing scams, visit http://www.reversecanada.com/ to use Reverse Canada;  the premier free reverse look-up service  for mobiles and landlines within Canada!**

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One Response to Telemarketing Fraud: How Reverse Lookup Services Protect You

  1. Simone says:

    My name was put on this site by a stalker the police are investigating. I advised Reverse Australia and so did the police. They left it on. More comments using my name and where I live. I feel sick. Distressed and violated. The latest is a comment about myself staring it’s from Revetse Australia which the police said its not its from my stalker in Brisbane. My daughter saw this and was so distressed and she is 10 years old. My friends and family have seen these comments saying the police are investigating me. It’s untrue. This is stalking and cyber bullying and Reverse Austalia wong help at all. I will contact the news papers, and a lawsuit will now now be starting. They local government, Google the TV Stations until this site is shut down or monitored so innocent people’s lives are not destroyed. I will not stop. This site is used by stalkers and most of the comments are defamation. People know they won’t get removed so they day anything to destroy people’s lives. I am asking for the last time remove all comments about me. It’s ruining your life. Otherwise I will take this to a legal action. I will not stop

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