Marketing Compliance Blog

FCC to Carriers: Call Blocking is OK

Blocking Suspicious Calls Last week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a declaratory order that would make call blocking easier for both carriers and customers. Specifically, the order clarifies that companies can use technology to preemptively eliminate suspicious or...

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TCPA Violations, Robocall Suits in 2019

$5.5M Insurance TCPA Settlement  A pet health insurance company will pay $5.5 million to settle a class action suit claiming the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Pethealth Inc. is accused of making illegal robocalls to over 700,000...

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New FDCPA Rule Proposed by CFPB

Fair Debt Collection The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a new rule, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  The rule would expand the methods by which debt collectors can contact debtors – while also providing greater consumer...

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Universal Pictures Facing $19.2M TCPA Settlement

TCPA Settlement Universal Pictures is set to settle for $19.2 million after being accused of sending unwanted text messages promoting the new movie “Warcraft” in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Consumers who received text messages...

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Robocall Damages Could Reach $925M

Record Robocall Damages Health supplement marketer ViSalus could face up to $925 million in fines for making more than 1.8 million illegal robocalls to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). An Oregon federal jury determined that...

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FTC Continues Fight Against Billions of Illegal Robocalls

Four robocall operations have agreed to settle charges made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing the companies of violating the FTC Act and the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), along with its Do Not Call provisions. These illegal robocall operations...

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Ringless Voicemail Considered a “Call” Under TCPA

Classifying a Ringless Voicemail Whether a ringless voicemail is considered a “call” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has been a widely debated subject. However, in the recent case of Schaevitz v. Braman Hyndai, Inc., the second District Court...

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FCC Releases Reassigned Numbers Database

The Reassigned Numbers Database Yesterday the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a final rule and order to create its proposed reassigned numbers database. This database will become a part of the FCC’s initiative Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate...

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U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on FCC’s TCPA Interpretation

TCPA Interpretation In the case of PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic in 2018, it was debated whether the Hobbs Act requires that the district court uphold the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) interpretation of the Telephone Consumer...

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