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Author: United States. Federal Trade Commission. Office of Consumer and Business Education.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Consumer and Business Education, [2000]
Series: FTC facts for consumers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bureau of Consumer Protection of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) presents the full text of the fact sheet entitled "Telemarketing Travel Fraud," published in August 2000 in PDF format. The fact sheet discusses fraudulent telemarketing travel offers. The telemarketer asks the consumer for a credit card number to bill the account for the travel package. Many offers require the consumer to pay upgrade costs  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Federal Trade Commission. Office of Consumer and Business Education.
OCLC Number: 49188254
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 20, 2007).
"August 2000"--Page [4].
Description: 4 unnumbered pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet from the FTC web site. Address as of 9/20/07: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/tmarkg/trvlfrd.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Series Title: FTC facts for consumers.

Abstract:

The Bureau of Consumer Protection of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) presents the full text of the fact sheet entitled "Telemarketing Travel Fraud," published in August 2000 in PDF format. The fact sheet discusses fraudulent telemarketing travel offers. The telemarketer asks the consumer for a credit card number to bill the account for the travel package. Many offers require the consumer to pay upgrade costs to receive the actual destinations and accommodations. Some fraudulent sales pitches include oral misrepresentation, high pressure tactics, and contradictory follow-up material. The bureau highlights how consumers can protect themselves\.

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