A new telemarketing rule that goes into effect this Wednesday could cause marketers a lot of headaches and potential lawsuits in the coming days. By Oct. 16, marketers must get prior written consent from consumers before delivering auto-dialed or prerecorded calls or mobile texts to consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Dish Network, alleging the satellite TV provider called millions of consumers after they asked telemarketers not to call them again.
Telemarketers won't be able to interrupt your dinner anymore. The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt new rules cracking down on those annoying robocalls that seem to come at the most inopportune moment.