Though creditable telemarketers follow the rules, scammers do not and the 11Alive Help Desk wants you to be aware of these scams.
Telephone scams are becoming more and more common these days. Do not depend on your caller ID for the legitimacy of a phone call. New technology now makes it easier for telephone numbers to be faked. Be careful not to do business with a company that is calling at inappropriate times. When faced with a telemarketer's phone call, the Consumer Federation of America suggests to be sure that they are first calling between the hours of 8:00 a.m- 9:00 p.m. Any sales calls before or after those times are not allowed.