WASHINGTON (9/9/09)--Say goodbye to annoying, prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls--commonly referred to as robocalls. As of Sept. 1, most robocalls are banned unless the telemarketer has your written permission to make them (Federal Trade Commission, Aug. 27).
The ban is part of amendments to the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), and it applies whether or not you previously have done business with the seller. Telemarketers who violate the new rule will face penalties of up to $16,000 per call.
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