Items tagged with Do Not Call List

Dish Network is in hot water with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for outright violating the agency's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including the "Do Not Call" registry, by placing tens of millions of unsolicited calls to numbers that appear on the list. In all, Dish Network and its retail partners made some 57 million unauthorized outbound calls. The FTC is holding Dish Network responsible for illegal calls made by its vendors to numbers on the DNC registry since Dish retained the retailers, authorized the retailers to market Dish products and services, and because the retailers violated the TSR by initiating the Dish telemarketing calls to numbers on the registry.Image Source:... Read more...
The end of automated telemarketing calls (for the most part) comes on Tuesday, Sept. 1st. Starting that day, unless telemarketers have received written permission from a consumer that he or she wants to receive such calls, the FTC can fine the robocaller up to $16,000 per call. Finally, we will be rid of our favorite, the one that makes us want to tear our hair out. We're sure you've gotten one of these (or maybe not): This is the second notice that the factory warranty on your vehicle is expiring ...Or something like that. That is so annoying, since we never got a first warning, and since we know my warranty is not about to expire. At any rate, prior to this ban, consumers had to specifically... Read more...