It is always sad to hear when someone uses the tools of our trade for dishonest purposes. In this case, I am referring to the use of telemarketing to take advantage of people by setting up fake firms and companies.
A federal jury in Atlanta found Kara Singleton Adams, 40, of Marietta, Ga., guilty on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy and structuring financial transactions related to a $25 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme.
Three co-defendants have already been convicted in the scheme. Adams’ husband, Jason James Eyer, 35, of Marietta; James Adolph Schoenholz, 39, of Atlanta; and Brittany Dunphy, 40, of Orlando, Fla., all pleaded guilty to related charges before Adams’ trial.
Schoenholz and Dunphy testified at the trial.
Adams was found guilty on nine counts of wire fraud, seven counts of structuring financial transactions and two counts of conspiracy. The jury found her not guilty on two additional counts of structuring financial transactions.
Whenever you receive a call from someone you don’t know personally, remember this cautionary tale. Never give personal information or financial information over the phone to an unsolicited caller. Legitimate companies will not ask you to. A legitimate company should be able to direct you to publicly listed contact information to reach them should you wish to register for a product or service that they are selling.
At Central Communications we take pains to ensure our businesses are honest and provide a high level of service. Our call center personnel are highly trained and work diligently to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction.