National Telemarketing Victim Call Center
Specialties: We are a nonprofit organization that helps keep consumers safe from fraud and telemarketing scams. We offer information on current scams, offertips on avoiding fraud and provide referrals to local agencies. Americans lose nearly $40 billion each year to fraudulent marketing. every day, con artists contact people by telephone, mail ande over the internet with new scams. The criminals pretend to offer jobs, credit cards, lottery tickets or can't miss investments. They might ask you to make a donation or pay taxes to claim a big prize. If you ever do business with a dishonest telemarketer, your name and phone number may get added to lists of interested buyers. Criminals buy these lists from each other and often target the consumers with all kinds of fraudulent offers. If you have been scammed and need help filing a complaint with the proper agency, call us at (888) 990-1988. Established in 2006. The National Telemarketing Victim Call Center (NTVCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides education and prevention services to consumers who have been victimized or are at risk of being victimized by Mass Marketing Fraud. We are primarily funded through the AARP Foundation as a result of a settlement fund with the National Association of Attorney Generals. Based in Los Angeles we work closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the California Department of Corporations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the California Attorney General. Each year we provide one-on-one counseling to over 150,000 consumers. Most of these counseling sessions happen over the phone when we call a consumer whose name and telephone number appear on a lead sheet or "mooch" lists seized by law enforcement when a "boiler room" or telemarketing sales operation has been closed down.
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