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NYC Telemarketing Fraud Lawyers

Understanding Telemarketing Fraud Scams and Legal Consequences

Telemarketing fraud scams occur when individuals make phone calls to trick recipients into giving money or to trick people into providing personal and financial information that is improperly used without authorization from the caller. Defendants involved in telemarketing scams may be charged with a serious criminal offense if caught.

Spodek Law Group, PC provides legal representation to clients who have been accused of telemarketing fraud. We strive to help you avoid losing your freedom or losing money because of accusations that you’ve violated the law. We aim to protect your assets and rights, resolve your claim in a timely manner and to prevent you from having to serve time in prison. Whether this means presenting your case in a courtroom, fighting for the suppression of evidence or negotiating a plea deal, we are ready to help.

What is Telemarketing Fraud?

In short, telemarketing fraud involves calling people with materially misleading statements or false promises in order to convince them to part with valuable information or money. Examples include:

Travel package scams: A recipient is told she has won a vacation, free of charge, but is first required to pay a small booking fee or tax.
Charitable donation solicitations: A recipient is informed of an urgent need to make a contribution, but no such charity exists or the real charity will not receive the money.
Debt or credit card relief offers: A caller tells the recipient he can benefit from easy debt relief solutions or he is eligible for a low interest rate loan.
Foreign lottery scams: A caller informs the recipient that he has won a large sum of money or a prize but he must pay a small fee in order to receive the prize.
IRS debt scams: A recipient is told he owes IRS back taxes and must pay back the money immediately to avoid wage garnishment, penalties and fees.
Extended vehicle warranty scams: A caller urges the vehicle owner to purchase additional warranty coverage.
Investment opportunity scams: A recipient is told he can take advantage of an investment opportunity.
Free trial scams: A call recipient receives an offer for a free trial for signing up.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
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19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
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18:08 18 Apr 24
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17:48 18 Apr 24
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20:45 15 Mar 24
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16:26 15 Mar 24
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01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

In any situation where the caller makes false promises or misleading statements and the victim loses due to those untruths, the caller could face criminal charges. Any co-conspirator who knows of the scam could also face charges even if he or she did not actively make the call.

Penalties for Telemarketing Fraud in New York

Penalties will vary depending on the amount of money that the individual obtained and how the scam happened. In other words, the greater the amount of money obtained, the more serious the penalty under Article 190 of the New York penal code. New York may punish certain types of fraud with more criminal charges, including charges for identity theft as a result of obtaining personal information or charges for making untrue statements in order to receive credit offers.

In some cases, federal officials can become involved in the prosecution of those suspected of telemarketing fraud. This may mean identity theft and wire fraud charges could result in maximum penalties of 20 to 30 years incarceration, depending on whether the defendant defrauded a financial institution.

Defendants may also be charged in civil lawsuits, and they are at risk of having accounts and assets seized and frozen if it is suspected that property was purchased from the scheme or that he or she obtained money through the fraud. As part of the criminal penalties for telemarketing fraud, a court may mandate restitution to the alleged victims, and the defendant will be required to pay back the funds allegedly taken. This means that property, money and freedom are at risk, and defendants must aggressively fight back against accusations.

How a New York Defense Lawyer Can Help

Spodek Law Group, PC understands fraud laws, and we know how federal and state authorities conduct investigations to prove their cases. We strive to do everything in our power to help you keep your money, avoid a guilty verdict or to reduce penalties if we are unable to assist you in escaping the consequences of alleged criminal actions. If you or someone you love has been accused of a telemarketing scam or other fraud crime, contact us today so that we can develop a legal strategy for your unique situation.

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