Published: Wednesday, July 16 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT
Can we fine them for calling during dinner?
Yet another reason to choose cable over satellite.
uhh... you can opt out of all telemarketing calls, and you have been able to do
that for years sir.
I don't see how they were "unjustly enriched".No matter how much some
people dislike telemarketer calls, it was true as pointed out that anyone can
permanently "opt out" of receiving any such calls, and since that is the case,
the penalty seems pretty outrageous to me.I wish I could get someone to
hang up on me for that kind of money!
This comment is directed to "Doc," and "Captain Oblivious..."You are
both obviously clueless. Yes, people can opt-out of telemarketing calls by
putting their numbers on the federal do-not-call list. The problem is that
companies such as the marketing firm that was fined DO NOT OBEY THE
TELEMARKETING LAWS!They use computerized robo dialers to randomally
bombard telephone exchanges in the hope of some victim taking the bait. Besides
the Dish Network pitch, we, the comsumers who are the victims of these law
breakers receive calls for autowarranties and credit card interest rate
reductions to the tune of dozens of calls per week.We have all
opted-out, and taht has not stopped these crooks. Yes, they are crooks. If they
cannot respect our privacy and our telemarketing laws, then immediately, the
legitamacy of their company is in question.And yes Doc, they were
unjustly enriched. They wasted the time of innocent victims, using a telephone
that the CONSUMER PAID FOR!Now that my speech is over, you can both
go back to answering the telephones you preside over in your telemarketing call
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