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Can I Receive Autodialer Calls?

Autodialers help telemarketers call you quickly and easily, but can be a big nuisance. While it may seem impossible to escape, there are regulations on who can use autodialers to call you and ways to put an end to autodialer calls from telemarketers. What are Autodialers? Autodialers are computers that store phone numbers and, when […]

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Robocall scam targets Arkansans

PrivacyStar posts about robocalls all the time and are especially watchful of those happening in our area. Especially when they’re more than just an annoyance but an actual scam. Today,North Little Rock authorities said many people in Central Arkansas have received automated phone calls from a Florida company claiming the person’s debit card has been deactivated and to […]

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eBay updates user agreement to include robocalls

I’m not one to read the fine print of much that I agree to, but perhaps I should start… eBay sent an email out Sunday morning announcing changes to their user agreement: You agree to receive calls, including autodialed and/or pre-recorded message calls, from eBay at any of the telephone numbers (including mobile telephone numbers) that we […]

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Political action group faces possible class-action lawsuit for robocalls

A lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Denver by resident Marlo Edholm claims the Republican political action group “Americans for Responsible Leadership” made illegal robocalls promoting Mitt Romney during the Nov. 2012 election. The plaintiff charges a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the group did not have prior consent to leave the messages. The lawsuit […]

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The Canadian robocall case is now in session

An interesting court case is taking place in Canada right now involving illegal robocalls and disenfranchised voters, with the ultimate goal of overturning the results of a May 2011 Federal Election. The plaintiffs in the case, a retired couple from Mattawa, claim they first received a call from the Conservative Party asking for their support. Linda Hearst candidly replied “I wouldn’t […]

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Sick of Political Robocalls?

What’s one of the hottest topics of discussion in the news and social media-sphere this 2012 election season? While unemployment rates and healthcare are still trending right along, the issue of political robocalls seems to have consensus across all parties: enough already! Here’s a roundup of this week’s robocall-mania across the U.S… Huckabee robocalls to fundraise for […]

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Sallie Mae Fined $24.15 Million for Robocalls

Last week a federal judge approved a $24.15 million settlement between Sallie Mae and a group of borrowers who claimed violations of their rights protected by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The group alleged the student-loan company auto-dialed their cellphones without express written consent of the recipient, a clear violation of the act. Is your cell […]

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Robocalls used to fight crime?

Ever notice the illegal road signs nailed to light and traffic poles at intersections and medians? Think “We buy junk cars” and “Fix your iPhone for $50.” Miami-Dade county is one of many building departments across the country who has found a clever way to catch the offenders- robocall call them. The county has set […]

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Political Robocalls and the “Lucky 7″ Swing States

A combined 85 electoral votes may be the deciding factor in the Nov 6th presidential election between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, according to the Associated Press. Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire and Virginia are the most indecisive “lucky 7” states and where analysts predict most of the action […]

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