New Right to Stop Robocalls!
ConsumersUnion announced new FCC rules that just went into effect that gives consumers the right to stop those pesky robocalls.
Among your new rights:
• A telemarketer will have to get your written consent to receive a call or message. You can give your OK for them to call through paper or electronic means – web forms, a telephone keypress, or email.
• Robocalls to your home landline are no longer allowed based solely on an ‘established business relationship’ with you. Simply buying a product, or contacting a business with a question, no longer gives them permission to call you.
• Telemarketers who call will now have to let you immediately opt out of receiving additional calls through an automated menu.
Telemarketers may not abide by these rules, so the FCC would like your input on what types of calls you're getting, to better enforce the new rules. To fill out a survey, go to HearUsNow.org.