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Rise of the robocalls

Picture this: It’s dinner time. You just sit down, and then the phone rings. It could be important, so you get up and make a dash for the phone. You answer, but all you hear is silence. After a few seconds, a recorded message reminds you that there’s a new loan on offer or you have won a cruise.
Does this sound familiar? Most people have already experienced this. If the call is a message from someone selling something, and you haven’t given your written permission to get calls from that company, the call is illegal.

In fact, the FTC has stopped many companies from engaging in this illegal conduct. For instance, we just settled a case with USA Vacation Station because it made millions of illegal robocalls to sell vacation packages. Under the settlement, the company and its owner are banned from robocalling anyone ever again.