Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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FTC Bans Most Robo-Calls

I am startled and delighted by this news, which in a rare feat of good manners places the rights of individuals over companies pestering people with unwanted ads.

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.
Tags: good news, news

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