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What is Telemarketing Travel Fraud?

Telemarketing travel fraud is a scam to make money.  The distinguishing aspect of travel fraud is the importance of finding new recruits to participate.  The scam artists that facilitate this scheme call potential travelers and say they have won a free trip.  However, inherent in these free packages are upfront costs and other telemarketing pitches that require consumers to purchase products.  Many participants never receive the free trip or face enormous costs in purchasing hotel rooms, products, etc. 

Why are Travel Frauds Successful?

These clubs are successful because many potential buyers become enamored with the great deal promised.  There are many willing participants who write checks in large amounts on the promise that they will receive a free trip.  However, the free trip comes with many associated costs that are not disclosed to the winner.       

What Steps Can I Undertake as a Victim?

Travel telemarketing frauds are against the law.  Therefore, it's a criminal offense to knowingly participate in a telemarketing travel fraud.  There are steps victims can undertake that include: 

What Should I Do if I'm Unsure a Telemarketing Travel Fraud is Being Employed?

Individuals should remember that travel fraud can extend to all different types of areas.  Therefore, ask questions about how the proposed offer works.  People should think about whether the promise of a great return is feasible and possible.  There are countless situations where asking yourself good questions and thinking about what a person is offering you can prevent you from being defrauded. 

Should I Consult an Attorney?

Telemarketing travel deals are a fraud and an attorney can help to advise you on a course of action.  A civil suit against these operators would require a strong attorney experienced in fraud cases.  In addition, an attorney can help you to recover money from fraud scheme operators, assuming that they can be found. 

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Last Modified: 06-17-2009 10:12 AM PDT

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