CURATED: CRTC cracks down on do-not-call abusers
The do-not-call (DNC) list is supposed to be a bit of a sacred thing. If you manage to get your name on it, the telemarketing calls should – theoretically – stop.
Well, it turns out that 85 businesses who regularly call Canadians have received fines from the CRTC from calling names listed on the DNC list.
74 telemarketers were among the accused, along with 11 other companies charged with significant breaches as well.
Since establishing the DNC list in 2008, the CRTC has handed out a total of $2.1 million in fines.
To be honest, until they can stop companies from robo-dialing from the states or companies I purchase services from harassing me, I don't really care. The DNC list is a bandaid, not a solution.
Original article: CRTC raps telemarketers for do-not-call violations (CBC Technology & Science)

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