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Thread: Ban on robocalls takes effect on Tuesday

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    Rart's Avatar Hold The Line
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    Ban on robocalls takes effect on Tuesday
    August 28, 2009

    " Starting Tuesday, many "robocalls" from telemarketers will be illegal.

    Businesses that try to push products on consumers with automated and unsolicited calls will face fines of up to $16,000 per call, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

    "American consumers have made it crystal clear that few things annoy them more than the billions of commercial telemarketing robocalls they receive every year," FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said in a news release.

    Calls from politicians, public service announcements and "informational" calls will be exempt from the new rule. A call alerting a traveler that his or her flight has been delayed would still be allowed, for example.

    Banks, telephone carriers and most charitable organizations are also excluded from the ban, the FTC says.

    The FTC asks people to report questionable robocalls by visiting its complaint Web site or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP.

    "If consumers think they're being harassed by robocallers, they need to let us know, and we will go after them," Leibowitz said. "

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    Thank god, I get this all the time from bill collectors, some our out of Reno, Nevada, and pretend to be "cops" and saying a warrent is out for my/other people arrest. They've been on the news and buy up old debt that is more than 10 years old and most people don't even have this debt and never have had the debt, but they keep calling with a robo call with a weird voice, and of course it's pre recorded....I hate them people.

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    Is this just in America? I imagine it is but would be great if it was everywhere.

    p.s. does this mean they'll ban the Terminator films due the scenes where he's on the phone, lmao
    Last edited by Tom0102; 09-07-2009 at 09:03 AM.


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