Intentional misrepresentations that are made over the phone in order to make money, or to obtain personal information, constitute a type of fraud known as telemarketing fraud. Telemarketing scams generally follow a predictable pattern: the offender calls the victim, makes a false statement, and that misrepresentation entices the victim to give money to the caller.
In order to combat telemarketing fraud, Kentucky has passed a law that prohibits certain types of telephone solicitations and practices. The following chart highlights the main prohibited acts and practices under this law.
|Kentucky Revised Statutes section 367.46955: Prohibited Telephone Solicitation Acts and Practices|
|Engaging in any of the following:
Zero Call List
Telephone solicitors in Kentucky, and throughout the United States, aren't allowed to call phone numbers that are listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. Registering your phone number is simple, free, and a good way to help protect yourself against telemarketing scams.
Telemarketers aren't allowed to call numbers listed on the registry, however, it is a defense that the defendant telemarketer obtained the zero call list in a timely manner and made reasonable efforts to avoid calling the numbers on the list. The defendant should be able to show that they established and implemented (with due care) reasonable practices and procures in order to prevent violating the zero call list.
Federal Telemarketing Laws
State laws change frequently. For case specific information regarding Kentucky's telemarketing fraud laws contact a local consumer protection lawyer.
Contact a qualified attorney.