Telemarketing in America is Dead

I’ve posted about the telemarketing Do-Not-Call list before, here

I just came across this site selling telemarketing phone number scrubber software. The most interesting bit is their Recent Do-Not-Call Fines page. A local version is at the bottom of this post.

It’s been about 4 years  since I first registered myself on donotcall.gov so I figured it was time to re-register myself and my family (it is supposed to expire after 5 years to give the telemarketers a chance). I found out that they won’t be dropping phone numbers from the Do Not Call registry. The list has 145 million phone numbers in it. Wow, that can’t leave much room for telemarketers…

Recent Do-Not-Call Fines
 

Date Company Name

Fine Amount

     
     
11-07-07 Craftmatic (FTC) $4,400,000.00
11-07-07 ADT (FTC) 2,000,000.00
11-07-07 Alarm King (FTC) $20,000.00
11-07-07 Direct Security Services (FTC) $25,000.00
11-07-07 Ameriquest (FTC) $1,000,000.00
11-07-07 Guardian Communications (FTC) $150,000.00
11-06-06 USA Home Loans, Inc. (FTC) $426,782.00
06-02-06 Executive Financial Home Loan Corp (FTC) $1,138,551.00
04-12-06 Sports Authority Florida (FL) $112,500.00
03-06-06 TE Mortgage Corp. (MO) $15,000.00
02-24-06 Book Of The Month Club (FTC) $680,000.00
01-12-06 Total Remodeling Inc. (New Jersey) $151,500.00
12-14-05 DirecTV (FTC) $5,340,000.00
07-31-05 Chesapeake Window and Building (Maryland) $25,000.00
07-15-05 Columbia House (FTC) $300,000.00
06-07-05 Real Time International (Virginia) $196,000.00
05-05-05 EchoStar Communications (Missouri) $50,000.00
03-18-05 ABI Marketing (Pennsylvania) $90,000.00
03-15-05 AT&T (Pennsylvania) $35,000.00
03-03-05 Dynasty Mortgage (FCC) $770,000.00
02-17-05 Braglia Marketing Group, L.L.C. (FTC) $3,500.00
02-17-05 Flagship Resort Dev. & Atlantic Palace (FTC) $500,000.00
02-10-05 SBC Communications (Missouri) $150,000.00
02-01-05 Florida 2004 Settlements & Fines $319,750.00
11-28-04 Solartherm Remodelers, Inc. (Pennsylvania) $1,900.00
09-08-04 Primus Telecommunications (FCC) $400,000.00
08-06-04 Comcast Cable (Pennsylvania) $7,500.00
07-09-04 Shelterguard, Inc. (Ohio) $65,000.00
06-24-04 American Home Craft, Inc. (California) $45,000.00
05-09-04 Sunset Mortgage Co., L.P. (Pennsylvania) $19,000.00
04-12-04 AT&T (North Carolina) $30,000.00
04-12-04 American Communications (North Carolina) $15,000.00
03-30-04 67 Settlements in New York $1,050,960.00
05-01-01 Tennesse Regulatory Authority Settlements $7,000.00
     
     
 

DNC Fine Total:

$19,539,943.00 

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