FCC To Fine AT&T For Violating Do Not Call Rules

from the shoulda-checked-the-list dept

While I’m sure many will take this article and assume it’s about the new national “do not call” list, that’s not actually the case. It is, however, the first major attempt by a federal agency to fine a company for violating do not call rules. In this case, the FCC is about to fine AT&T $780,000 for 78 phone calls to 29 people. The violation isn’t of the national “do not call” list, but of the internal AT&T “do not call” list that they’re required to keep if anyone requests that AT&T not call them. Still, it clearly shows that the FCC is pretty serious about cracking down on bad telemarketers.

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