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New laws crack down on robocalls

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Two new state laws have significantly increased the fines that individuals and companies face if they send consumers unsolicited text messages or bother them with “robocalls.”

The pieces of legislation are among the slew of bills that were passed earlier this year and became law Oct. 1.

One, introduced by the General Law and Judiciary committees, broadens the scope of state laws regulating telemarketers. It makes it illegal for telephone marketers to make unsolicited sales calls -including sending text messages and other media messages – to consumers who have signed up to be on the Do Not Call Registry unless those consumers give “express written consent.”

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One response to “New laws crack down on robocalls”

  1. EveT

    Thank goodness! If I hear “Hi, my name is Kevin and I’m in the powerwashing business” one more time…

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