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Florida Man Guilty in $3.3 Million Telemarketing Scam

December 08, 2017
By Mandi Nowitz - Web Editor

Daniel Martin Boyar, aka “Wolf,” or Orlando, Florida, has pleaded guilty to for participating in a telemarketing scheme. The aim of this scheme was to defraud upwards of 1000 victims of over $3.3 million; one of the biggest targets was the elderly. District of Nevada’s Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre made the announcement while U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan accepted Wolf’s guilty plea.

Wolf has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and two counts of wire fraud. This comes with a maximum of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine as well as possible restitution to the victims who fell prey to Wolf’s scam. Both the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the case; Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Cowhig is the prosecutor for the case.

Wolf was the leader in the scheme, which ran from October 2010 to April 2012. Along with his co-conspirators, they created and executed a telemarketing scam to cheat timeshare owners by promising to sell their timeshares in exchange for the owners paying part of the closing costs up front. Unfortunately, there were no actual buyers for said timeshares on the horizon.

Commonly known as the “buyer’s pitch,” this is a criminal offense; the scammers also held several business names, which changed every three months. Names included Holiday Advertising, Professional Concepts LLC, TeleTeton Corporation, Redline Funding LLC, Great West Funding Incorporated, Equity Financial Services LLC, and First Capital Financial Services Corporation. The team also never maintained the same location for any period of time.

Wolf and company went as far as to create websites with false testimonials and press releases. They used wire communications and mail carrier services to execute the scheme, as well.

So, how does one protect themselves from becoming a victim? Know the telemarketer, especially if they offer unsolicited services. The buying and selling of personal information is all too common so just be aware. As for elders, whom have been consistent targets, they can visit the Department of Justice’s elder justice initiative at to learn so much more.

Wolf is scheduled to be sentenced on May 22. One more scammer away from technology is one less threat.

Edited by Maurice Nagle