Better technology enables telemarketers to create loopholes in the “Do Not Call” list

Better technology enables telemarketers to create loopholes in the “Do Not Call” list

Better technology enables telemarketers to create loopholes in the “Do Not Call” list

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by Janet Roach, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 7:36 AM

NORFOLK-The Federal Trade Commission wants you to keep lodging complaints when you get unsolicited sales calls from telemarketers.

New technology is enabling businesses to ignore the do-not-call list law and keep making calls, but that doesn't mean the FTC won't go after companies or individuals who refuse to follow the rules.

"We are engaged in vigorous and aggressive law enforcement against companies that are placing illegal telemarketer calls to consumers," says Bikram Bandy, the FTC's Do Not Call List program coordinator.

Norfolk resident Kandius Orta worked as a telemarketer for two companies. She says she and her co-workers were under a lot of pressure to make a sell and meet quotas.

"The more sales that you got, the higher your quota would get," Orta says.

A 13News Now investigation examines how telemarketers are jumping through loopholes and how you can cut off the calls. Watch tonight at 6:00 p.m. 

 

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