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Ban on robocalls takes effect on Tuesday!!!!!

Businesses that try to push products on consumers with automated and unsolicited calls will face fines of up to $16,000 per call, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

"American consumers have made it crystal clear that few things annoy them more than the billions of commercial telemarketing robocalls they receive every year," FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said in a news release.

Calls from politicians, public service announcements and "informational" calls will be exempt from the new rule. A call alerting a traveler that his or her flight has been delayed would still be allowed, for example.

Banks, telephone carriers and most charitable organizations are also excluded from the ban, the FTC says.


I am very excited how about you??


Asked by toledoohiomom at 5:35 PM on Aug. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Someone keeps calling about the warranty on my vehicle (that I don't have) and when I hold for a real person and ask them "So which of my vehicles are you referring to?" they get flustered and hang up on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Good no more magazine calls during dinner. Subscribe to these magazines and get a free watch yadda yadda. Gah I am not going to miss that!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Political calls are exempt? That figures. Those are the only harrassing calls I get.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:25 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • I always get the cruise shipping blowing in my ear then they tell me i won a free cruise! I hate this crap! Plus the other day it showed up on my caller id as "mccain palin" thank god it's over!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • 6:40 PM that one if a fraud the FTC has been warning people about it for a while here a an article on it.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • is***

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Awesome

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 7:57 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Yea, but they can still make political calls. ugh...

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:32 PM on Aug. 28, 2009