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Verizon Goes On the Offensive Against Telemarketers

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Jun 17, 2009, 10:05 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Verizon Wireless stepped up its attacks against telemarketers who are illegally calling its customers. Verizon claims that a number of firms are working together to call its customers. At one point, the companies involved were calling Verizon subscribers up to 100,000 times per hour. Most of the calls are offering automobile warranties. Verizon's new efforts on behalf of its customers include naming more companies to the suit originally filed in April. The lawsuit says the companies involved are violating the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state privacy laws. Verizon is seeking an injunction and monetary damages.

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matonater

Jun 17, 2009, 10:41 AM

possibly

they should quit selling the customers info and they wont be targeted
yup
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These kind of robo dialers (with spoofed call back numbers, no less) are illegal. They should all go to jail.
I had one call my Nextel, then Sprint then AT&T lines from different numbers (all fake). I asked the last one for a call back number in ca...
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Idiot. They didn't sell their customer's information. The telemarketers are dialing all numbers. I got called by these guys twice and my sister (she has AT&T) also got calls from these guys. If anyone in my family had a Sprint, T-Mobile or NexTel I'm ...
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one of the dumbest posts I've seen on phonscoop in a while.

It's too bad their isn't a shred of truth to that or maybe, and I mean just maybe, your post wouldn't be pointless.

These "robo-dialers" don't use and don't need customer info, they aut...
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That's all they would have to do and the nightmare would be over
matonater said:
they should quit selling the customers info and they wont be targeted


There is a small shred of truth to that post. Unfortunately it's so miniscule it hardly matters. Verizon does sell customer infor...
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