DOJ Reveals North American Telemarketing Crackdown

Share this content:
Law enforcement agencies made more than 135 arrests in a cross-border sweep of telemarketing fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced this week.

Dubbed "Operation Roaming Charge," the sweep netted 100 arrests in the United States and 35 in Canada. There have been 70 criminal convictions in the United States, and state attorneys general have brought another 279 criminal, civil and regulatory actions.

The sweep, which began Jan. 1, was the "most extensive" multinational enforcement effort ever aimed at telemarketers, the Justice Department said. Participating were the U.S. attorney general, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Postal Inspector, U.S. Immigration and Customs, Federal Trade Commission and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, plus other law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada.

Law enforcement officers conducted 100 investigations and executed more than 190 search warrants in the crackdown. The investigation revealed 5 million victims and total losses by consumers exceeding $1 billion.


Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Brightcove is the world's leading video platform. The most innovative and respected brands confidently rely on Brightcove to solve their most demanding communication challenges because of the unmatched performance and flexibility of our platform, our global scale and reliability, and our award-winning service. With thousands of customers and an industry-leading suite of cloud video products, Brightcove enables customers to drive compelling business results.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above