The FTC released its annual Consumer Sentinel Data Book summarizing consumer complaints about fraud, identity theft and other consumer concerns. Consumers reported losing more money than they did in 2016.
The Supreme Court denied the class action plaintiffs’ petition in Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley v. FCC. Ruling invalidates FCC rule that required advertisers to place opt-out notices on solicited faxes or pay penalties for non-compliance.
Professional plaintiffs make their living off extracting large settlements from TCPA lawsuits against telemarketers for alleged regulatory violations that can go back several years. Here are few tips that will help mitigate the risks faced by call centers and provide you with standing in court.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a complaint against the Ohio based charity and political fundraiser, InfoCision. The company is alleged to have violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by making false or misleading statements that induce consumers to make donations.
As you recall, the rules provided FCC approval for phone companies to block calls that appeared to originate from invalid, unallocated or unassigned numbers. The FCC, in recognition of potential pitfalls, sought comment on the call blocking mitigation options, including the need for a challenge mechanism for erroneously blocked calls.