Update: Verizon Settles For $25,000 From Auto-Dialer

Mar
27

As part of a recent settlement Verizon Wireless will receive $25,000 from Feature Films for Families, a Utah based telemarketing company that auto-dialed around 500,000 Verizon customers earlier this year. We originally covered this story in the post "Verizon Sues...continue

We Make Your Complaints Heard!

Mar
12

Last week, Arizona news station ABC15 published the story - Website helping make your telemarketing concerns heard. Can anyone guess that website? Thats right, they were featuring CallerComplaints.com. We have been lucky to receive mentions from many prominent news sources...continue

Verizon Sues Utah Based Telemarketer for Auto-Dialing

Mar
02

For the past week Feature Films for Families, a Utah based telemarketing company, has received a storm of negative attention for its marketing tactics. The company which promotes family oriented movies like the Velveteen Rabbit has been cold calling US...continue

Telemarketers Forced To Halt Car Warranty Scam

Feb
06

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today that Automotive Protection, a company pitching car warranties to NC consumers, must stop their shady telemarketing practices immediately. According to Cooper, Automotive Protection telemarketers have been: violating the Do Not Call Registry,...continue

FTC Cracks Down On DNC Violators

Jan
30

On January 27th, the FTC announced that two vacation and timeshare companies and others will pay close to $1.2 million for blatant violations of the Do Not Call Registry. Florida based Westgate Resorts, Ltd. and All In One Vacation Club...continue

Wachovia Reimburses Fraud Victims

Filed by Julie in .
Jan
23

Recently, Wachovia Bank mailed 740,000 checks reimbursing victims of a nationwide telemarketing scam. The restitution checks totaled over 150 million dollars. The FTC sent out a recent statement urging consumers to cash or deposit these checks. So if you received...continue

Canadian Do Not Call List Disappoints

Jan
16

The Canadian Do Not Call List (DNCL) that was launched in September 2008 received major criticism this week. Global News reported that many Canadians registered with the DNCL have begun to receive more telemarketing calls than ever before! One article...continue

Check Out Charities Before You Give

Jan
06

Though giving more to charitable organizations is a great New Years resolution, make sure to double check their credentials before you make a donation. A recent report from the New York Attorney Generals office revealed alarming figures indicating telemarketers in...continue

The Facts: Cell Phones And The Do-Not-Call Registry

Filed by Julie in .
Dec
19

Confused about how the Do-Not-Call Registry applies to cell phones? Youre not alone. An email warning has been circulating for years incorrectly claiming that cell phone numbers have been or are about to be released to telemarketers. Here is an...continue

Not So Happy Holidays For Telemarketers

Dec
15

In recent days the government has been particularly tough on telemarketers. Last week a telemarketer was sentenced to 11 yrs in prison for his participation in a fraud scheme targeting U.S. residents, and the FTC settled charges it brought against...continue

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