As of today after thousand of complaints the Federal Communications Commission has prohibited “robocalls” unless the company has permission before they “robocall” you. A “robocall” is a nonhuman calling you to advertise the company’s product or service. “Consumers who don’t mind getting these calls can still get them,” Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the FCC says, “Those who don’t want them don’t have to.” But there is a loophole, Non profit organizations like schools and churches can still call. so can politicians.Of course the companies can still have a real human being call you.
To make sure you don’t get called follow these steps;
- 1. Starting soon, anyone who “robocalls” you will have to give you an opportunity to opt-out of all future calls within the first two seconds of the call.
- 4. Never give out your phone number on the checkout line when shopping.
- 2. Go to DoNotCall.Gov and add your name to the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry requires that you re-up every five years.
- 3. If you’re on the National Do Not Call Registry and you’re still getting called, depending on which state you’re in you may be able to sue the company.
Even though they can’t robocall you they will still try and reach you.
- FCC Bans “Robocalls” (asdaqua.wordpress.com)
- FCC Cracks Down on ‘Robocalls’ – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- FCC: Robocalls Be Gone! (adweek.com)
- FCC adopts new rules against ‘robocalls’ (sfgate.com)
- FCC adopts new rules against ‘robocalls’ (cbsnews.com)
- New FCC rules protect you from telemarketing robocalls (news.consumerreports.org)
- FCC adopts new rules against ‘robocalls’ (dispatch.com)
- FCC adopts new rules against ‘robocalls’ (seattletimes.nwsource.com)