Tag Archives: telemarketing

Telemarketing Giant to Pay $250,000 Penalty to FTC

InfoCision, Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based company, agreed last month to pay a $250,000 civil penalty and implement recordkeeping and monitoring practices to settle Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charges brought by the Department of Justice on the FTC’s behalf. The FTC alleged that since at least 2013 InfoCision conducted hundreds of telemarketing campaigns on behalf of … Continue Reading

Telemarketer Penalized for Deceptive Tech Support Marketing

The Federal Trade Commission recently settled with Florida-based company Inbound Call Experts on December 22 for deceiving thousands of consumers with its telemarketing scheme. Under the final order, the company must pay a penalty of $10 million to settle the FTC’s charges that it used software designed to make consumers think their computers had viruses … Continue Reading

FCC Rings the Bell for Public Comments Regarding Robocalls and Call-Blocking

The FCC is asking for comments on a letter it received from the National Association of Attorneys General that seeks out the Commission's opinion on the legality of telephone carriers implementing call-blocking technology to reduce the amount of unwanted telemarketing calls. If your company engages in marketing over the telephone or uses it to regularly conduct business with customers, you may want to consider getting involved. Comments are due December 24, 2014, and reply comments are due January 8, 2015. For more on this, please read the latest post on our Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog.… Continue Reading

FCC Invites Comments on Petitions Related to Revised TCPA Rules

This post was written by Christine E. Nielsen. The FCC is seeking comments on industry group petitions for clarification and forbearance on the recently amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Rules. A petition filed with the FCC by a Coalition of Mobile Engagement Providers specifically seeks clarification that the revised forms of consent are only … Continue Reading

FTC Announces Robocall Summit

On the heels of our report that the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is putting the obligations on entities that use auto-dialers — “Robocalls” — to public safety phone lines on its agenda for the year (see our 10/17/12 blog: “New Do-Not-Call Public Safety Registry Creates Additional Obligations for Auto-Dial Operators” by Judith L. Harris and … Continue Reading

NASCAR Sued Over Unsolicited Text Messages

On August 10, a California woman filed suit against Nascar Holdings, Inc., alleging that the company violated the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by sending out unsolicited text messages. According to the complaint, the text messages were sent in February of this year to promote a Sprint Cup race at Daytona. Interestingly, the plaintiff alleges that … Continue Reading