Staying Compliant with the Telemarketing Sales Rule When Using Voice Recorded Messages

Voice recorded telemarketing messages are a great tool for getting your message out into the world. However, when utilizing this kind of communication, it is absolutely essential that you take measures to stay compliant with the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and other laws that govern this communication you may choose to have with your audience. While everyone’s situation is different and you should sit down with an Read More

Mail and Wire Fraud FAQ

At Cove Law, we have experience representing clients who have been accused of mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing companies. We understand that many people have questions about these crimes, how they are defined, and how they are prosecuted. In today’s blog post, we’ll answer some of the most commonly asked questions about mail and wire fraud. What is the difference between mail fraud and wire Read More

5 Important Ways to Stay Compliant with the TCPA

The telemarketing industry has changed a lot over the years. With advancements in technology as well as various laws that have been put in place, it is more important than ever for companies in this industry to keep up with the latest best practices. Specifically, complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is critical for avoiding large fines or money judgments. Make sure that your business, and Read More

Expunging White Collar and other Crimes From Your Record

Under Florida law, adult criminal history records are public unless they have been sealed or expunged. When a criminal history record is sealed, it means that your record still exists but the public will not have access to it. In contrast, expungement deletes any record that an arrest or criminal charge ever occurred. This means that you can legally deny ever having been arrested before, both to law enforcement Read More

What Does the Attorney General Do?

You’ve probably heard of the attorney general, but if you’re like many people you might not know what this role is all about. That’s why today’s blog post is focused on answering the commonly asked question, “What does the attorney general do?” If you hear someone say “attorney general,” there are actually multiple different people he or she may be referring to. We have an attorney general on the federal level, as Read More

Understanding FDUTPA

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) was passed in 1973. This state law is intended to complement, and is modeled after, the national Federal Trade Commission Act. Often referred to as Florida’s “Little FTC Act”, it aims to prevent businesses from taking advantage of consumers through lying and manipulation. Who does FDUTPA protect? FDUTPA is intended to protect all consumers. Read More

What Does the FTC Do?

If you own or run a business, you need to be familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is a bipartisan United States agency with a two-part mission: “to protect consumers and promote competition.” Some of the goals of the FTC are to:   Stop unfair and deceptive practices in the marketplace Stop fraud in the marketplace Place regulations on the marketplace Educate Read More

What is the TCPA?

If you’re involved in telemarketing, you’ve probably heard of the TCPA, but you might not be clear on what exactly it is or what exactly it does. Cove Law is here to help you get the facts straight! The TCPA is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. It is a law that was passed by Congress in 1991. Its intention was to update the Communications Act of 1934 to protect modern telephone users from harassment, invasion Read More

What is White Collar Criminal Defense?

If you are a business owner or corporate executive and you’ve found yourself in some hot water, you may be facing a matter involving white collar crime. In today’s blog post, we’ll be digging into what exactly white collar crime is and what kind of defense may be required. The phrase “white collar crime” refers to nonviolent criminal activity that is committed in the pursuit of money. Usually white collar crimes Read More

Entrapment: What It Is And What You Should Do

When it comes to white-collar crimes like embezzlement, money laundering, and securities fraud, authorities have been known to go the extra mile to ensure successful arrests and convictions. In some cases, they are not above entrapping the target of their investigation. Entrapment occurs when a law enforcement officer (or someone acting on their behalf, such as a confidential informant) induces you to commit a Read More