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    Telemarketing Fraud and Endorsement

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    Part I

    Telemarketing fraud is a widespread type of white-collar crime. Elderly victims are often specifically targeted.
    •Why is telemarketing fraud so rampant?
    •Why is telemarketing fraud so difficult to prevent or prosecute?
    •What characteristics of the elderly make them attractive targets for perpetrators of phone fraud?

    In addition, elderly victims are more susceptible to religious and charity-based scams. It is especially difficult to prosecute religious organizations when they are suspected of engaging in fraudulent activities.
    •What characteristics of these large religious organizations make investigation difficult?
    •How can law enforcement work around these issues?

    Part II

    Celebrities often endorse products. For example, Michael Jordan promotes Hanes underwear and Guy Fieri endorses T.G.I. Friday's restaurants.
    •How much responsibility should a celebrity endorser bear if the product they promote turns out to be fraudulent, unsafe, or harmful in some way?
    •Think of an example of a celebrity endorsing a harmful or illegal product. Describe the example and explain why the celebrity should not be endorsing that product.

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    Solution Preview

    Telemarketing fraud is a widespread type of white-collar crime. Elderly victims are often specifically targeted.
    •Why is telemarketing fraud so rampant?

    Telemarketing fraud is rampant because of the anonymity of the crime, the ease of setting up a phone and engaging in this crime, and the usual targets who are targeted for this crime, which tend to be elderly victims.

    •Why is telemarketing fraud so difficult to prevent or prosecute?

    The same reasons that telemarketing fraud is rampant are also why it is difficult to prevent or prosecute. Anyone with a telephone connection and ability to speak English can engage in telemarketing fraud, which means that victims are often unable to recoup any money from these scams as the criminals are anonymous and change phones quickly as well as cities, targets, etc.

    •What characteristics of the elderly make them attractive targets for perpetrators of phone fraud?

    Elderly victims are prone to be more trusting and less ...

    Solution Summary

    Telemarketing fraud and endorsement is examined.

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