FTC to Finally Put the Kibosh on Robocalls
Those firms are Economic Relief Technologies LLC, Dynamic Financial Group Inc., and JPM Accelerated Services. As of September, the FTC made it illegal for automated calls to be made to recipients who did not opt-in to such calls, in writing no less. These three were caught ringing up people at random and attempting to sell interest rate reduction programs and other verbal spam. They now face fines and other penalties, but we'll have to wait to see just how harsh it will get.
In other news, 191 million numbers are now listed on the Do Not Call registry. Are you one of them? If not, you're just a click away. [From: FTC, via Tech Daily Dose]