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Feb. 1st, 2007

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From:mavjop
Date:February 2nd, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
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Was that sarcasm? :)
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From:mavjop
Date:February 2nd, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
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Ahh. :)
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From:mavjop
Date:February 2nd, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
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Oh, BTW, also: Thanks for the URL. Interesting, but what is also interesting is how as far as I could see from a skim of the text of the page, it doesn't say that telemarketers calling one's cell phone is illegal. It just seems to say, "don't worry, your number isn't about to be sold to lots of them." I always understood that it was actively illegal for a telemarketer to call one's cell phone.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 2nd, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
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Well, given that this was a recorded message, I'm sure it was an auto-dialler.
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From:urox
Date:February 2nd, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
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ftc link:
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.html

See specifically under "Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems and Artificial or Prerecorded Voice Calls"

autodialers and any artificial or prerecorded voice messages may not be used to contact numbers assigned to:
a paging service, cellular telephone service, or other radio common carrier service, or any service for which the person being called would be charged for the call


fcc complaint link: http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/cib/fcc475.cfm

http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs5-tmkt.htm#California
Calfornia Law:
#Recorded messages. Unsolicited prerecorded calls for the sale or lease of goods or services are banned unless a "live" operator first asks permission to play the tape. The operator must also tell the person who answers the phone the name of the caller and either the caller's address or telephone number. The operator must also ask if the person consents to hear the recorded message. Companies can use recorded messages when they contact established customers or if you have requested their call. (California Civil Code 1770(22)(A))
If you have suffered damages as a result of prerecorded calls, you may sue to recover damages, stop the calls, restore your property and/or obtain other relief that the court believes you deserve (California Civil Code 1780).
* Automatic dialing-announcing devices. Marketers use automatic dialing-announcing devices to advertise using pre-recorded messages. These calls are prohibited unless a "live" operator first makes an announcement to the person called. The operator must state the nature of the call and the name, address and telephone number of the business. The caller must also inquire if the person consents to hear the prerecorded message. This requirement does not apply to law enforcement or other specified agencies that use the automatic dialing-announcing device to provide information relating to public safety, police, or fire emergencies. (California Public Utilities Code 2872-2874)

Automatic dialing-announcing devices may be used if the person being called has given prior consent, if there is a prior business relationship, if they have requested the call, or for other specified purposes including a school contacting a student's parent/guardian regarding attendance. (California Public Utilities Code 2872, 2873) These devices may only be used in California to place calls received in California from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (California Public Utilities Code 2872)

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) imposes penalties for violations of the use of automatic dialing-announcing devices. The penalty is a fine up to $500 for each violation and/or disconnection of the telephone service to the automatic dialing-announcing device for a period of time as specified by the CPUC. (California Public Utilities Code 2876)


Best links:
action: http://www.junkbusters.com/fcc.html#action
http://www.junkbusters.com/self.html
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From:mavjop
Date:February 2nd, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the URLs/info!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 14th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)

complaints on the 602-624-4822 number

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I also received a call from 602-624-4822 about mortgage loans. A bunch of people here http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-602-624-4822 also complain about these irritating calls. Thnks for the links. I filed a complaint.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 14th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)

Re: complaints on the 602-624-4822 number

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I'm sorry to hear that you also got the call. I'm glad to hear you filed a complaint. :)
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