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The Telemarketing Sales Rule, which requires telemarketers to make specific disclosures of material information; prohibits misrepresentations; sets limits on the times telemarketers may call consumers; prohibits calls to a consumer who has asked not to be called again; and sets...
The 900-Number Rule requires disclosures about the cost of telephone-based entertainment or information services -- known as "audiotext" services -- that consumers access by dialing a 900 number. These disclosures must be made in the advertising of any 900-number audiotext service,...
Discusses the applicability of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to third-party telemarketing companies hired by an insurance company to sell insurance products.
Discusses applicability of TSR restrictions on the use of prerecorded messages in telemarketing to technology that enables call agents to respond to the recipient of a call by substituting audio recording of a response for the call agents' own voice.
Discusses the interplay between the recordkeeping requirements of the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Do Not Call and Call Abandonment "safe harbor" provisions.
Discusses the application of the Telemarketing Sales Rule's "Established Business Relationship" exemption to an Internet-based lead generation mechanism.
Discusses the practice of upselling and certain exemptions to the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Discusses the application of the Telemarketing Sales Rule's Fee Rule provision to independent or franchised agents of a company.
Discusses access to the National Do Not Call Registry by members of the market or opinion research industry.
Discusses the application of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to a proposed business plan involving the sale of automobile service contracts.
Discusses whether the transfer of a consumer-initiated call to a prerecorded message is restricted by Telemarketing Sales Rule provisions concerning outbound telephone call initiated to deliver a prerecorded message.
Discusses whether prerecorded messages to customers regarding the availability of free services for a limited time period is telemarketing under the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for...