What Can I Do To Protect Myself From Telemarketing Fraud? | Attorney General - State of Colorado

What Can I Do To Protect Myself From Telemarketing Fraud?

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Consumers can protect themselves from telemarketing fraud by:

  • Be suspicious of anyone calling your home or office promising prizes and awards if you agree to participate in their promotion. Most often, those prizes don’t exist.
     
  • Never give your credit card or bank account number to a stranger calling you on the telephone.
     
  • Never agree to purchase products sight unseen.
     
  • Don’t be pressured into participating by claims that “today is the last day of promotion,” or “you must act now or you will lose out.” This is usually just a ploy to get you to buy.
     
  • Any commercial telephone seller must allow a purchaser to cancel within three days after the purchaser's receipt of the goods, services or property. You must deliver or send written notice and return any goods.

​If you believe you have received a fraudulent call or wish to report telemarketing fraud, file a report with the Colorado No Call Registry and the Federal Do Not Call.