Robotic Telemarketers are now prohibited by the FTC!

Telemarketers who transmit prerecorded messages (robocalls) to consumers face penalties up to $16,000 per call. The new requirement is part of amendments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2008 Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).

The FTC allows robocalls calls that do not promote the sale of any goods or services, or deliver purely "informational" recorded messages, for example:

  • Flight cancellation
  • Ordered delivery information
  • School opening details
  • Debt Collection
Human telemarketer calls are still allowed unless you register your phone number is on the National Do Not Call Registry.

Got a prerecorded telemarketing call? Complain to the FTC:

Do Not Call Registry website

Tel. 1-888-382-1222

The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices. File other FTC complaints here:

http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Tel. 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)


Source:
http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/08/robocalls.shtm