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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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