FTC puts end to robocalls

August 27, 2009 1:16:49 PM PDT
You can soon say good-bye to many of those pre-recorded telemarketing calls.

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Starting September 1, the Federal Trade Commission is banning robocalls unless the telemarketer has written permission from a customer.

Violators face penalties of up to $16,000 per call.

Exceptions to the new rule include calls that deliver such information as flight cancellations and those from debt collectors, charities or political campaigns.

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