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Are Real Estate Agents / Homebuyers considered 'Telemarketers' when it comes to the Do Not Call list?

I have received numerous calls and texts over the past month asking to buy my house, some clearly from automated systems. Some (not all) of the callers/texters claim to be real estate agents. I am ...
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Is there any point where commercial calling could be illegal?

I've been recently looking around for a vehicle insurance and I filled up a form to get some offers and compare prices between some companies, but now one of them keeps callin me every hour. I could ...
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Since cold emailing/SMS/phone is illegal, how am I still receiving a lot of marketing calls/emails/SMS

I live in Australia where privacy laws are considered quite stringent. Yet I keep receiving marketers calling me, emails (which somehow escape my SPAM) and sometimes SMS as well. Which begs a question,...
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How does The Warranty Department afford (or avoid) the FTC Do Not Call fines?

Supposedly, there are fines associated with violating the Do Not Call list — these fines may be, per call, greater than the US median yearly income — yet this ubiquitous script plagues most peoples' ...
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Do US landline carriers have safe harbor for carrying illegal calls?

I am curious to know if US landline carriers have safe harbor for carrying illegal calls? That is, are the carriers somehow immune from an action when they carry illegal calls on their network? The ...
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How to list unknown company using fake Caller ID info in a complaint?

We've been suffering nuisance and harassing calls from one (or more) unknown companies going back to about 2008 or 2010 or so. Online searches does not reveal the owners of the number, and Verizon ...
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Telephony Operations on Federally Enrolled U.S. Indian Reservations

Question: Are telephony operations on Federally Enrolled Native American Indian Reservations exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ? Are there any interpretations of TCPA-91; ...
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Can you text a business/sole trader promotional material if they put their number online?

eg. An electrician has put their mobile number on a website to attract business. Can I legally contact that electrician to tell them about a product that he/she may be interested in? .. Everything is ...
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Two Party Consent over State Lines

In Illinois, we have a two-party consent law on phone calls, requiring both parties to agree to being recorded. (Or, it seems, simply be told "This call may be recorded for ___ purposes", and you ...
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Can an employee represent themselves as another company as long as a contractual obligation needs to be met

I am wondering if an employee of a company can represent themselves on the telephones as long as another company legally allows that employee to do so. For example, Company A – a small ...
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Is audio/video release form necessary for videos submitted voluntarily over email?

I am working on a project that requires me to email subscribers asking for video testimonials of our product. We will of course be using the testimonials for advertising, and this will be clearly ...
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Taking action against telemarketing calls in the USA

I live in the USA and I assume my phone number can be found online (probably because I didn't pay an extra fee when registering domain names to have my info concealed). Often, I will get a call ...
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Telemarketing through Google

I'm a young independent contractor interested in selling my services to big business. Now, I know that phone numbers for local shops are provided on Google maps. So, can I say, call my local mcdonald'...
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What counts as a do not call request?

Suppose the following exchanges: Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling from Company X which sells Y. Call Recipient A: Sorry, I'm not interested. and Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling ...
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Which state telemarketing laws apply to interstate calls?

Base question: Suppose a telemarketer in State T calls a consumer who is a resident of, has a phone number associated with, and is physically present in, State C. In addition to federal law applying, ...
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