NY Anti-Telemarketer Registry

Discussion in 'Use of the Law Forum & News' started by Michael Wechsler, Jun 7, 2001.

Do you like NY's "Do Not Call" Telemarketer Registry?

  1. Great! Hope they have it in my state!

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  2. Don't like it.

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  3. Need more information before I can decide.

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  1. Michael Wechsler

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    On October 12, 2000, Governor George E. Pataki signed legislation creating the "Do Not Call" Telemarketing Sales Calls Registry ("Registry"). The law is effective April 1, 2001.

    Under the law, most telemarketing sales calls will be prohibited thirty days after a residential telephone number appears on a current quarterly Registry. Telemarketers who violate the law are subject to a fine of up to $2,000 per call.

    You can add your name to this list at no cost and your name and number cannot be used by telemarketers for anything other than compliance with this law. For more information and to add your number into the Registry and avoid telemarketing calls, click this link. https://www.consumer.state.ny.us/dnchome.htm

    The Registry affects even out of state callers. Once your number has been included on the Registry, no telemarketer may call you, regardless of the call’s geographic origin (unless the telemarketer is covered by an exception provided for in the law).
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