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FTC looks to further restrict telemarketers

Posted by: Jane Friedmann under Whistleblower Updated: June 3, 2013 - 10:39 AM

 

The federal government is considering making changes to telemarketing laws to make it harder for consumers to be victimized.

 

Currently, the Telemarketing Sales Rule governs who marketers can call and what they must say. They are not supposed to call people on the do-not-call list, for instance.

The Federal Trade Commission would restrict the way telemarketers receive payment, according to the FTC. If the Rule is changed, it would become illegal for them to be paid with unsigned checks, "remotely created payment orders," cash-to-cash money transfers and "cash reload" payments, the FTC said.

Click here to read the full language of the proposed change.

To comment on the proposed change, click here.

 

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