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Re: Telemarketing Law Question

John Levine (
18 May 2006 02:53:34 -0000

In article <> you write:

> What legal penalties apply to a telemarketer who autodials all the
> numbers in town that are not on the do-not-call list (without checking
> whether they are homes, businesses, hospitals...)?

Check 47 USC 227. That sounds like a whole bunch of violations of the
telemarketing law. You can't robocall a residence or hospital, and
you can't robocall more than one line of a business at a time. The
penalty is $500 per violation.

> Our whole university was hit with a recorded ad for a local business
> this morning. Receptionists with rollover systems got, of course,
> numerous multiple copies.

Your university should sue them.



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