By ABIA Outside Counsel Chrys Lemon and Adam Maarec, McIntyre & Lemon, PLLC
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authority under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to issue rules governing telemarketing by banks, insurers, insurance agencies, and their administrators. In February 2012, the FCC revised its telemarketing rules with respect to the use of autodialers and prerecorded telemarketing calls. The revised rules require prior express written consent to make autodialed or prerecorded phone calls to wireless numbers. For telemarketing calls to residential lines, however, prior written consent is only required for prerecorded phone calls (not autodialed calls). These revised rules become effective October 16, 2013.
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