English Library: Telecom

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Choosing a Wireless Service Provider - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Choosing a Wireless Service Provider - PowerPoint Slides

These PowerPoint slides cover many of the issues involved in shopping for and using cell phone service.

Category: Telecom Wireless on Oct 04, 2006

 
Telemarketers : Do Not Call

Library: English | Telemarketers : Do Not Call: A new way to limit unwanted sales calls

Are you tired of unwanted telemarketing calls? Now there is a new government tool to help stop unwanted calls. The National Do Not Call Registry is a free list you can join to limit calls to your home and cell phone for five years. “Telemarketers: Do Not Call!” explains how easy it is to put your name on the registry, what you should expect when you register and how to deal with unwanted telemarketing calls.

Category: Telecom on Jul 14, 2003

 
Don’t Fall for the Wrong Call

Library: English | Don’t Fall for the Wrong Call: Protect yourself against telemarketing fraud

Telemarketing fraud — using the phone to swindle and cheat — robs U.S. consumers of about $40 billion a year. Don’t fall for the wrong call, an 8-page, in-depth guide provides information on common tricks and charitable donation scams used by telemarketers, how to answer sales calls, warning signs of fraud, how to protect yourself from unwanted calls, your rights under the law and how you can sue telemarketers who do not honor your wishes not to be called. The guide also contains a listing of complaint handling agencies and other helpful resources.

Category: Fraud/Scams Telecom on Feb 14, 2003

 
Slammed!

Library: English | Slammed!: What to do when your long distance service is switched without your permission

This brochure explains what to do if you are “slammed” – if your long distance service is switched without your permission. Slamming is prohibited by federal and state law. Includes the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) consumer protection rules to help you if you’ve been slammed.

Category: Fraud/Scams Telecom on Jul 09, 2002

 
Getting the Best Value from Prepaid Phone Cards

Library: English | Getting the Best Value from Prepaid Phone Cards

Prepaid phone cards allow you to pay in advance for telephone calls. Depending on how much the card costs, you receive a specific number of minutes of calling time. As you use the card, the minutes are reduced, until you have used up all the time on the card.

Category: Telecom on Apr 01, 2001

 
Checking Your Phone Bill

Library: English | Checking Your Phone Bill

A brochure describing how to check your monthly phone bill in order to save money and prevent telephone fraud. This publication includes a list explaining the different charges you will probably find on your bill, information about your rights as a telephone customer, and what to do if you have a complaint about your service.

Category: Telecom on Apr 01, 2000

 
You Can Help Fight Phone Fraud

Library: English | You Can Help Fight Phone Fraud

A 16-page guide to help consumers avoid and detect phone fraud, including slamming, cramming, toll fraud, calling card fraud, identity theft and wireless (cell) phone fraud. Lists resources for information as well as reporting phone fraud.

Category: Fraud/Scams Telecom on Apr 01, 1999

 
Phone Fraud

Library: English | Phone Fraud: We All Pay

An illustrated fact sheet that describes what phone fraud is and how you can become a victim. Explains how to protect yourself and how to complain about phone fraud.

Category: Fraud/Scams Telecom on Apr 01, 1997

 
Preventing Telemarketing Fraud

Library: English | Preventing Telemarketing Fraud: Learn How to Protect Yourself!

An illustrated fact sheet that describes how con artists cheat people over the phone, and gives tips to avoid being a victim of fraud. Includes a list of the “10 Warning Signs of Fraud.”

Category: Fraud/Scams Telecom on Apr 01, 1994

 
 

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