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FCC Fines Telemarketer $10 Million for Caller ID Spoofing

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) levied an enormous fine against a San Diego-based telemarketer for violations of the Truth in Caller ID Act. The $10 million fine arises from a robocall campaign related to a 2018 election for a seat in the California Assembly.

2020 December Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 1, 2020 – Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day 

  • Alabama*

December 15, 2020 – Bill of Rights Day 

  • Pennsylvania**

December 25, 2020 – Christmas Day 

  • Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah 

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 25, 2020 – Christmas Day 

  • National 

December 26, 2020 – Boxing Day 

  • Ontario only 

What Are the Penalties Associated with TCPA Violations?

This is the first entry in our new series, Your Questions Answered, in which we give detailed answers to TCPA and DNC questions asked by our readers. If you'd like to ask a question for a future entry, there is a form at the bottom of the page.

State of Emergency in Louisiana Call Prohibition Released

Effective Monday, 11/02/2020 @ 6PM CST, conditions of the storm will allow the release of the LPSC from mandatory EOC presence.

Telephonic solicitations into the state can resume in compliance with the general provisions the LPSC Do Not Call Program General Order, LPSC General Order R-29617, at that time.

President Trump’s Campaign Faces Another TCPA Complaint

While the election is less than a week away, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) risks for political campaigns remain in full force. A resident of New York state filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s re-election campaign alleging violations of the TCPA’s prohibitions against the use of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS).

State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana

Louisiana has declared an emergency that prohibits unsolicited telemarketing calls into the state effective 6 AM CST October 28, 2020.

The state of emergency extends from October 26, 2020 through November 24, 2020, unless terminated sooner. The prohibition of telephonic solicitations will remain in effect until the EOC releases the LPSC from this mandatory reporting status.