Warranty Robocalls To Be Prosecuted?

robocallsSource: Fairfax County Times
FRIDAY, MAY 15 2009

Those who have been annoyed by “robocalls” selling second car warranties may soon have some relief, thanks in part to Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D).

Warner and New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D) announced May 12 that the Federal Trade Commission is pursuing criminal charges in relation to the calls, which both senators said they have personally received. More than 300,000 people have filed complaints about the practice.

“We’ve heard of Virginians receiving these calls when they do not even own a car, and others who are understandably upset that the automated calls tie up their phone lines, costing them time and money,” Warner said in a release. “We appreciate this prompt action by the FTC to help consumers through a swift investigation and prosecution of these con artists.”

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Now – when will political robocalls stop? And how about the credit card robocalls? And “Congratulations! Your family has been selected to win a free vacation!” robocalls?

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