WASHINGTON — After badgering PayPal earlier this month to stop robocalling customers without their consent, the efforts of Sen. Al Franken and three other senators proved successful on Monday.

The online payments company stated it will not use robocalls or texts to contact customers for marketing purposes without their consent. Furthermore, consent to the calls or texts will no longer be required to use the company’s services, according to a press release from Franken’s office.

Franken said in the release that he is pleased the company listened to the senators’ concerns.

“American consumers have the right to avoid unwanted marketing robocalls, plain and simple,” Franken said in the statement. “PayPal made the right move by clarifying its terms of service, because consumers in Minnesota and around the country shouldn’t be forced into these types of invasive agreements.”

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