FCC Gives You Power To End Robocalls

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It’s bad enough getting an unwanted call from a telemarketer, but even more annoying when what’s on the other end of the line is a pre-recorded message.

The good news is that the government just took a decisive step in regulating “robocalling.” Under rules issued Wednesday by the Federal Communications Commission, telemarketers will be required to get express written consent from consumers before they’re allowed to make robocalls. Telemarketers will also be forbidden from claiming that consent is implied due to a prior business relationship with the consumer — for instance, if you’ve done business with an Internet provider.

Here are answers to some questions you might have about the rules.

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