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18 hrs ago | More Monmouth Musings

Democrats Push Polling in Monmouth County

Senator Cory Booker and freeholder candidates Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo have deployed a campaign tactic dubbed "unethical" and "fraudulent" by the American Association of Public Opinion Research. photo via facebook The Democratic Party is deploying a controversial campaign tactic known as "Push Polling" in Monmouth County on behalf of Senator Cory Booker and their county freeholder candidates.

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Cory Booker, Freehold, NJ

21 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

AG Cooper asks FCC to allow robocall-blocking

Technology is available to help block annoying robocalls and telephone companies should be using it, Attorney General Roy Cooper said this week. Cooper joined 38 other state attorneys general on Tuesday to urge the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone companies to use call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

A feeling of betrayal by "Do Not Call"

That doesn't include the zillions who never file complaints about the nightly interruptions by Rachel from Cardholder Services and her prerecorded cronies. Yet the man at the helm of the Do Not Call registry says that's not a sign that the decade-old list is failing.

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Related Topix: Macalester College

Customer Interaction Solutions

Meng Bill to Quash Widespread Telephone Scam Targeting and Defrauding ...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y. , issued the following news release: Bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng to quash a widespread telephone scheme that has targeted and defrauded millions of Americans - including New Yorkers - passed the full House of Representatives last night.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Grace Meng, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, New York, NY, Queens, NY, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Attention, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Family

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

FCC urged to allow use of call-bloc...

Attorney General Jack Conway has urged the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone companies to utilize call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams. Call-blocking technologies, such as "NoMoRobo," "Call Control" and "Telemarketing Guard," have been developed to enable phone carriers to identify and block unwelcome sales calls at their customers' request.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, us Travel, Travel

Holtville Tribune

FTC Stops Marketers of Phony Health Care 'Discount' Schemes Directed at Older Americans and Spanish-Speaking Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has halted two health care scams that were designed to trick consumers into paying for phony "discount" cards, which the scammers falsely claimed would provide consumers with health insurance, or help them pay for prescription drugs. Under settlements with the FTC and a default judgment entered by the court, the operators of a drug discount scheme directed at seniors have been banned from selling healthcare-related benefits or discount programs.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Weston, WI, Prison

WebWire

In a Recent Update, Exact Data Cleans Existing Records, Adds New Ones ...

Exact Data, a privately owned Chicago company recently completed an update to its compiled database of business-to-business records. Already containing over 54 million records, millions more were added overall.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Direct Mail

Bizcommunity

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 105: The 2014 DMASA Assegai - Integrated Marketing Awards

Don't miss Marketing and Media News to go>> with @Bizwazza Every Thursday at 9am For the hottest interviews, insights and issues from African and South African marketing, media, digital and ad industry leaders Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media Radio Show . Guests may be interviewed live in 2OV's Cape Town studio, or may call in via Skype from anywhere.

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Related Topix: South Africa, World News, Direct Mail

PR-inside.com

Malaysia non-life insurance market: $4.1 billion industry estimated during 2012

Supported by these factors, the non-life insurance segments value increased from MYR9.5 billion in 2008 to MYR12.7 billion in 2012, at a CAGR of 7.4%. The segment is expected to record a forecast-period CAGR of 6.5% to reach MYR17.3 billion in 2017, supported by the countrys GDP growth at a forecast-period CAGR of 5.2%.

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Related Topix: Insurance, Marketing, Science / Technology, Internet

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Calls for call blocking to cut off illegal robocalls

There's a new push to stop telemarketers from calling your home, but while Hoosiers want relief, you might be surprised to learn who is against it. Even with the nation's toughest "Do Not Call" law, they keep coming to Indiana phones.

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Related Topix: Indiana

WebWire

First-Time Franchisee Assumes Ownership of Charlotte, N.C., Valpak Territory

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Patti Neeley has acquired the Valpak of Charlotte , N.C. territory. As a former Valpak sales representative, Neeley brings 25 years of advertising sales experience to the business.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Direct Mail

WBAY-TV Green Bay

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A telemarketing company will pay $50,000 for violating Wisconsin's Do Not Call law, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Officials say Versatile Marketing Solutions, Inc. out of Rhode Island repeatedly called numbers on the registry over a three-year period.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Agriculture, Science, Marketing, Oshkosh, WI

Target Marketing Magazine

Data Driven : Finding Data and Design Opportunities to Create Holistic Marketing Campaigns

In Data Driven this year, we have explored opportunities unfolding in real time within the world of data-driven marketing. Data and design are not often part of the same conversation - but in a truly holistic campaign, they should be.

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Credit.com

The Fight to Stop Robocalls

If technology exists that could stop scammy robocalls before they pester and cheat Americans, why don't phone companies use it? That's the crux of a letter sent Tuesday by attorneys general from 39 states and territories to the Federal Communications Commission. Software with names like NoMoRobo, Call Control and Telemarketing Guard can root out many unwanted and potentially criminal calls, the AGs said.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio

Illawarra Mercury

Telemarketing reaches new lows

Redialling customers who don't answer their phone or bombarding them with marketing messages is as bad as it gets - yet companies persist with this technology. Like the one that called me at least half a dozen times over two weeks without leaving a message.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Sales

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Two telemarketers charged; both had ties to Swallow, Shurtleff

Prosecutors have filed charges against two telemarketers whose dealings with John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have figured into "pay-to-play" allegations against the former Utah attorneys general. Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen each were charged Wednesday with two third-degree felony counts of violation of a cease-and-desist order.

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Related Topix: Utah

The Daily Democrat

Man pleads guilty to telemarketing scam that targeted elderly Woodland residents

SACRAMENTO >> A man has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in connection to a telemarketing scam that targeted elderly throughout California, including in Woodland. Wladimir Rocha, 35, a Cape Verde national and resident of Winchester, Virginia, pleaded Wednesday to the scam that tricked people into sending him money in order to receive cash prizes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Woodland, CA, Sacramento, CA

The Daily Democrat

Man pleads guilty to telemarketing scam that targeted elderly Woodland residents

SACRAMENTO >> A man has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in connection to a telemarketing scam that targeted elderly throughout California, including in Woodland. Wladimir Rocha, 35, a Cape Verde national and resident of Winchester, Virginia, pleaded Wednesday to the scam that tricked people into sending him money in order to receive cash prizes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Woodland, CA, Sacramento, CA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

JD Supra

FTC Reviewing Telemarketing Sales Rule

As part of a systematic review of its regulations, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on a variety of issues relating to its Telemarketing Sales Rule . The FTC is conducting the review "to determine whether the TSR continues to serve a useful purpose, and, if so, how it could or should be improved."

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Related Topix: Marketing

Customer Interaction Solutions

Exact Data, a Direct Marketing Data Broker, Has Added New Records for Timeshare Owners Mailing Lists

Chicago, Illinois September 09, 2014 Exact Data, a privately owned provider of direct marketing database products, recently completed an update to its compiled consumer files, adding thousands of records to Timeshare Owners Mailing Lists. In addition, Exact Data has cleaned its entire database, now containing over 242 Million consumer records.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Direct Mail

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