FTC Bans Most Robo-Calls
Pesky pre-recorded "robo-calls" were banned by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. Those unwanted prerecorded commercial calls soliciting services like car warranties will be a thing of the past unless telemarketers have written permission from consumers that they want to receive these calls. Beginning Sept. 1, violators will face penalties up to $16,000 per call. (L.A. Times)
However, I recommend that people watch closely for fine print on contracts that would allow companies to target you for robo-calls. They'll try that.