Latest National Do Not Call Registry Stories

2014-07-23 12:27:37

Four Toronto-area companies pay $84,000 in penalties OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that four companies located in the Toronto area have paid $84,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of settlements over violations of the telemarketing rules. The companies, which sell home improvement services, also agreed to put a stop to their current telemarketing practices. Acting on...

FCC Fines Sprint For Do Not Call Infractions
2014-05-20 09:51:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those people who hate to open their phone bill every month probably felt some karmic justice on Monday when Sprint agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau investigation of the mobile wireless company's failure to respect the "Do Not Call" list. The FCC found that the company failed to honor consumer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications. The FCC on...

FCC Hangs Up On Robocalls
2012-02-16 08:49:35

One of the most annoying aspects of life in today´s world -- unsolicited, inhuman telemarketer calls that always come at the most inopportune times -- is getting hung up on by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency announced Wednesday. “Robocalls,” those annoying phone calls that telemarketers place at dinner time or while you are trying to relax on a Sunday afternoon, will no longer be allowed to take place without your written consent. However, written...

2011-01-13 00:00:46

Users at http://www.PhoneRecordFinder.com are using the free Reporting Tool now to report recent instances of Heavy Breathing, Prank Callers, Phony Calling Schemes and more. When people receive a call to a home, work, or cell phone, and the only sound on the other line is heavy breathing or lewd/insulting talk, it is time to take action. Determined people go to PhoneRecordFinder.com to conduct a free phone number search and find out information about those phone numbers. A search on any...

2010-12-02 06:15:00

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed on Wednesday a series of safeguards to protect consumers' online privacy, including a "Do Not Track" tool that would let consumers prevent marketers from tracking their Web browsing patterns and other online behavior to conduct target advertising. The FTC's five commissioners unanimously approved a preliminary staff report, which will serve as a framework for balancing online privacy and Internet innovation, the agency said. The "Do Not Track"...

2010-10-28 00:00:38

Every business professional has experienced the frustrations of unsolicited telemarketing sales calls, sometimes staying on the phone for several minutes without realizing they are speaking with a telemarketer. Bizdonotcall.com is the first national B2B do not call registry that stops unwanted telemarketing calls and offers a unique email option instead. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 27, 2010...

2009-03-10 10:15:38

About 80 percent of Canadians who placed their telephone numbers on a do-not-call list report a decrease in telemarketing calls, a marketing survey says. The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association poll of 2,035 people who placed their numbers in the federal database also found 10 percent now receive no telemarketing calls, the Globe and Mail reported Tuesday. Since being introduced last fall, some 6 million of the country's 27 million phone customers have registered their numbers....

2008-09-30 18:00:52

Canadians tired of unsolicited telemarketer phone calls rushed Tuesday to register with a national Do Not Call List, telecommunications regulators said. Nearly 400,000 people registered by late afternoon of the list's first day, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which regulates the list, told United Press International. The volume of requests was so great, with more than 1.5 million attempted registrations, that the online and telephone...

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