Huckleberries Online

Bill Pushes Telemarketer Crackdown

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that he would introduce legislation to increase the penalty for violators of the "Do Not Call" law. "When it comes to the loophole-exploiting robocall industry, we need to fight fire with fire — and that means higher penalties, jail time, and better technology to fight the spammers who have ruined countless family dinners, sporting events, and other family gatherings," Schumer said. Under current law, telemarketing companies are prevented from using machines that automatically dial numbers and then play prerecorded telemarketing calls, unless given written permission by the recipient/Ramsey Cox, The Hill. More here. (AP file photo, of Sen. Charles Schumer)

Question: Are you on the do-not-call list? Have you found it effective?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online



D.F. Oliveria





Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801