The Bureau of Consumer Protection of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) presents the full text of the fact sheet entitled "Telemarketing Travel Fraud," published in August 2000 in PDF format. The fact sheet discusses fraudulent telemarketing travel offers. The telemarketer asks the consumer for a credit card number to bill the account for the travel package. Many offers require the consumer to pay upgrade costs to receive the actual destinations and accommodations. Some fraudulent sales pitches include oral misrepresentation, high pressure tactics, and contradictory follow-up material. The bureau highlights how consumers can protect themselves\.