Telemarketer

FTC Increases National DNC Registry Access Fees

The FTC recently announced that National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry access fees for telemarketers will increase incrementally in FY 2022. The first five area codes will still be free to download, but the cost of accessing an additional area code will be $69 in the fiscal year 2022, which represents an increase of $3 from over current fees.  …

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New York Amends Telemarketing Statute to Cover Text Messages

The New York legislature recently amended the state's telemarketing statute (Section 399-z of the General Business Law), to include SMS and MMS text messages within its parameters. Embodied in Senate Bill 3941 and Assembly Bill 6040, the legislation actually modifies a number of the definitions included within Section 399-z, including "telemarketer" and "telemarketing" to add the term “or electronic …

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