Telemarketing fraud occurs when an offender is alleged to have made contact with a victim over the telephone in order to perpetrate a fraud such as a pyramid scheme, securities fraud, charity fraud, computer fraud, or identity theft. Perpetrators of telemarketing fraud often seek to gain access to their alleged victim’s credit card, bank, or identification information via telephone calls during which such information is requested under false pretenses.
Telemarketing fraud is investigated by a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Trade Commission. Federal statutes provide for enhanced penalties for a conviction involving telemarketing fraud, including an additional five (5) year’s imprisonment (or an additional ten (10) year’s imprisonment where the elderly are targeted or victimized by the fraud) and mandatory restitution for the victim’s losses.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing telemarketing fraud charges choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including telemarketing fraud. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
Over the last 38 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. If you have questions or concerns about a telemarketing fraud matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (212) 639-1600 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.