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article imageFTC to ban most telemarketing 'robocalls' as of September 1

By Andrew Moran     Aug 27, 2009 in Business
The Federal Trade Commission is planning on banning majority of telemarketing prerecorded messages as of September 1, 2009.
On Thursday, the FTC announced that it would implement a new law banning prerecording telemarketing messages as of September 1, 2009. But residents can still receive the calls if the telemarketer receives written permission from them, according to USA Today.
Any telemarketing company who violates this ban will be fined $16,000 per call.
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said on Thursday, "American consumers have made it crystal clear that few things annoy them more than the billions of commercial telemarketing robocalls they receive every year."
As with the National Do Not Call List in many nations around the world, polling opinion firms, debt collectors, charities, banks and phone companies are still allowed to call.
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