Telemarketing Fraud -
Types of telemarketing calls and other scams can be further broken
down for clarification and understanding into two categories relating
to the average dollar amount of victim losses per incident.
For our purposes we have chosen a dollar figure threshold of $1000
as the factor separating a perceived crime from being major or
minor in nature. This, sadly, is the first hindrance to deterring
these crimes and it has allowed many perpetrators to operate for
several years without fear of intervention or reprisals.
Whether an operation collects $100,000 from ten victims, $10,000
from one hundred victims, $1000 from one thousand victims, $100
from ten thousand victims or finally just $10 from one hundred
thousand victims, they still manage to steal a cool $1 million
dollars as you will soon see.
Therefore, do not be swayed by this distinction but consider it
more a classification process than anything else so that you are
not overwhelmed by the total scope of the problem.