TCPA – It’s the Law: What Telemarketers Need to Know

The telephone consumer protection act (TCPA) is a landmark piece
of legislation that every salesperson and telemarketer should be aware of. A
lack of awareness can lead to an expensive lawsuit for violations of the TCPA.
The recent trend among consumer protection advocates has made it necessary for
businesses to increase their proactivity in order to protect themselves …

DNC Spamming in Are Code 954

If your number has a 954 area code, you are probably getting more of those dreaded robocalls than most people around the country.

Broward County’s main area code ranks high on YouMail’s September Robocall List.

The company says that 4.4 billion robocalls were made last month nationwide. That comes out to 147 million per day, or …

Telemarketing Rules You Should Know About

If you are in sales, it is important to understand the telemarketing rules governing your industry to make sure that you don’t accidentally wind up violating one and slapped with a fine.
There are several laws that govern telemarketing including The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), the Federal Communications Commissions’ (FCC) Do …

State Telemarketing Laws

If you are a telemarketer or making sales calls, it is important to follow both federal and state telemarketing laws.
Many companies make the mistake of assuming that they only need to follow the federal laws and avoid violating the Do Not Call Registry.  The reality is that each state has the ability to make …

Telemarketing Rules for Debt Relief Companies

The Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center has released a guide on telemarketing rules for debt relief companies.
There are basic provisions about cold calling that apply to all industries  For example, you must scrub your lead list against the Do Not Call Registry and must have a policy in place for how to follow …

Definitions Under the TCPA

Definitions Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

If you are in sales, marketing, or a telemarketer by trade it is important to understand the rules found within the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in order to avoid accidentally violating them. TCPA Violations can lead to fines or even losing the ability to telemarket.
Here is …

New Telemarketing Legislation Proposed in NY

Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-North Shore) has introduced new telemarketing legislation into the New York assembly that would require telemarketers raising money for charities to disclose how much of their donation will actually go to the organization.
If passed, telemarketers would need to specify how much money they were taking in profit and how much would end …

Telemarketing Rules When Calling Businesses

When starting a cold calling campaign, it’s important to understand what the telemarketing rules are, TCPA regulations, and guidelines so that you can stay in compliance and avoid any potential fines.
Most regulations revolve around calling consumers but many sales jobs focus on business to business calling.  Whether selling new printers, memberships, or logistic services, …