In a telemarketing fraud scam, criminals use the phone to cheat their victims out of their money or personal information. Telemarketing fraud comes in many shapes and sizes, but common examples include sweepstakes and lottery scams, loan fraud, club membership schemes, and credit card scams.
There are both state and federal laws that outlaw telemarketing fraud and prohibit deceptive trade practices for telephone solicitors. This article provides a brief overview of Nevada's telemarketing fraud laws.
Deceptive Trade Practices in Nevada
In order to help combat telemarketing fraud, Nevada has outlawed several deceptive trade practices. Nevada's deceptive trade practices that relate to telephone solicitations are listed in the table below.
|Nevada Code chapter 598.0918: Deceptive Trade Practice|
|A person engages in a deceptive trade practice during a telephone solicitation if the salesperson:
The National Do Not Call Registry
One easy way to help protect yourself against telemarketing fraud is to register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry lets you choose whether or not you want to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers won't be allowed to call your phone number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. This allows you to be weary of telemarketers who do call you. Nevada doesn't maintain a state specific do not call list, but instead follows the National Do Not call List.
Federal Telemarketing Laws
State laws change frequently. For case specific information about Nevada's telemarketing fraud laws contact a local consumer protection lawyer.
Contact a qualified attorney.