Banning robocalls

The US is moving to ban robocalls, those really annoying pre-recorded calls that most of us have received from credit agencies or cruise lines. But the new rules aren’t coming from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC – the US counterpart to the CRTC). Instead, it will be changes to the Telemarketing Sales Rule from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

According to AP:

Before the ban, consumers had to specifically join a do-not-call list to avoid prerecorded telemarketing calls. But after Sept. 1, consumers shouldn’t get most of these calls anymore.

Will that US hardware be pointed northward to continue to harass Canadians?

1 thought on “Banning robocalls”

  1. Twice I tried pressing 1 "to speak with a representative about this offer" and was disconnected soon by the automated system.

    Perhaps clients being cheated is why the FTC is taking the lead.

    If you know of a phone service which allows me to create password access codes to let different groups of people ring my phone at different times (e.g. family, friends, co-workers) then please let me know.

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