FCC to Approve New Robocall Rules

phone 150x150 FCC to Approve New Robocall RulesGetting tired of receiving robocalls? The Federal Communications Commission will approve more stringent rules to protect consumers from these unwanted prerecorded calls at home, reports USA Today.

After receiving thousands of complaints, the FCC is set to approve rules that require telemarketers to acquire written consent before calling, even if the consumer’s number is not included on the national Do Not Call list. As it stands now, the Do Not Call legislation passed in 2008 contains loopholes, which telemarketers have taken advantage of in recent years.

Under the new rules, companies that consumers have already done business will not be able to robocall them, which was previously allowed. Schools, political groups and other non-profit organizations will not be included in the new rules because they are considered informational.

To read the full article, visit http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-02-14/robocall-ftc-do-not-call/53097276/1

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