Feds Press First Do-Not-Call Case Against Telemarketer


Federal prosecutors are charging a Las Vegas company with making more than 300,000 telemarketing calls to consumers on the national do-not-call list. It marks the first case dealing solely with do-not-call violations since the popular year-old registry took effect last October and the first time the government is seeking civil penalties against a telemarketer, reports USA Today.

Braglia Marketing Group has been making the improper calls since last October, the Federal Trade Commission says in the case filed Monday in a Nevada federal court. Telemarketers are barred from calling numbers on the national list, which contains about 63 million numbers. Since the do-not-call list took effect, the FTC has gotten about 500,000 complaints of violations.

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/telecom/2004-08-31-donotcall_x.htm

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