Posts Tagged ‘telemarketing’

Presley backs new telemarketing law

by Wally Northway Published: March 16,2010

Tags: No Call, PSC, telemarketing

JACKSON — Mississippi Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley is praising the passage of the Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Haley Barbour March 15. Presley said the measure would outlaw deceptive tactics used by some telemarketers and other when calling Mississippians. The Act outlaws a technique used to show […] [...]

PSC levies largest-ever fine

by Wally Northway Published: October 30,2009

Tags: state agency, state law, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a fine totaling $455,000 to SVM Inc. and Mike Moneymaker of Sparks, Nev., for violations of the Mississippi No-Call law. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) said the fines were the result of a PSC investigation into telemarketer calls made to residents across […] [...]

PSC warns of ‘No Call’ scam

by Wally Northway Published: October 27,2009

Tags: state agency, state law, telemarketing

JACKSON — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Betz is warning Mississippians of fraudulent e-mails that tell consumers to register their cell phone numbers or risk being contacted by telemarketers. “This scam is not new; however, consumers are still receiving e-mail messages asking them to call a number to register their cell phone by a […] [...]

‘Robocall’ ban soon to be in effect

by Wally Northway Published: August 28,2009

Tags: federal agency, telemarketing

WASHINGTON — Beginning Sept. 1, prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers, commonly known as robocalls, will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls, the Federal Trade Commission announced. The new requirement is part of amendments to the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) that were […] [...]

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