Robocalls to Be Illegal Starting September 1
Automated "robocalls" that come from companies will become illegal starting on September 1. Any company that places unsolicited or automated calls to consumers in an attempt to sell products will be violating the law and subject to a fine of up to $16,000 per call. Some exceptions apply. Banks, telephone carriers and charities are allowed to call consumers, and calls from politicians or public service announcements will be allowed through. The ban of pre-recorded calls was first approved by the Federal Trade Commission in August 2008.
FCC Moves to Better Protect Against Unwanted Calls
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today circulated a new proposal for taming unwanted robocalls and text messages to mobile phones. According to the FCC, the proposal is a response to more than a dozen petitions seeking clarity on when robocalls and other phone-based outreach is permitted.
FCC Wants Carriers to Step Up Anti-Robocall Efforts
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today asked the country's major telephone providers to improve consumer tools for blocking robocalls. The FCC said robocalls continue to be one of the top complaints filed by consumers.
Connecticut Says Marketers Can't Send Unwanted Texts
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law on Thursday that makes it illegal for marketing companies to send unsolicited text messages to cell phones. The law allows Connecticut residents to specify they don't want to receive messages via the Do Not Call registry.
FCC Adopts Strong Anti-Robocall Rules
The FCC today adopted a set of rules proposed in May that make it harder for telemarketers and others to place unwanted calls or send unwanted messages to wireless phones. The new laws provide clarity for businesses and consumers on when robocalls and other phone-based outreach is permitted.
FCC Says Lyft Violated Robo-Call Rules
The FCC today cited Lyft for violating rules meant to prevent companies from using autodialers and other automated tools to call or message consumers. According to the FCC, Lyft's terms of service mandates that all customers agree to receive marketing messages.
Yet another thing the government has no business in.
Yes it is horribly annoying to sprint to answer the phone just to hear some stupid machine. But it should not be criminalized. What is next? Are we going to ban smoking in public places because it annoys people (and donâ€™t feed me the bs about health concerns, it that is true then outlaw it!)? Oh wait we already have banned smoking pretty much every where. What is next? Are we going to ban girl scouts from selling there cookies? I find them more annoying then robo c...
Now I get what you're saying, but some things just come down to right/wrong. Do you really need a damn machine calling your house. Cuz...
Why complain about the government when they a...
Almost great news
It sucks that politicians can still call.
Listen up companies, if you are too lazy or cheap to hire or get a volunteer (in the case of charities) to make phone calls, then I have no interest in whatever you want to t...
I still get tons of illegal junk faxes, calls from bogus "charities", and robocalls. Most are caller id masked, most make a great effort to hide who they are.
any help would be appreciated
I think i actually liked the robo calls
well i i do really hate the robo calls but they are a step up from telemarketers.
my top 4 things i wish would instantly vanish from the world most hated listed first in this order telemarketers, robo calls, drug dealers, homeless people.
and they are tracking this how..