FTC New Rules On Robocalls Will it Affect You

Last year saw a resurgence of network marketing support companies “yeah right” began to push marketers to utilize auto-dialers in their marketing.

It is really sad that quite a few network marketers got sucked into these systems, lets face it no-one likes to prospect, so we’ll try to take the easy way out of it.

I wrote a post last year in October “Autodialers the Scourge of Network Marketing!” I wrote the blog post out of frustration after receiving quite a few robocalls from different network marketers.

Quite a few individuals really had been suckered into purchasing these systems, and they really didn’t know it would affect their business. A few of the individuals where actually quite rude, know-it-all network marketers who saw absolutely nothing wrong with using them.

One of the companies “Ibuzzpro” I actually sent an email to them stating that I would be posting a blog post on this site should I receive another robocall from their system.

What I was going to post was how you could make a killing out of taking these individuals to court, it was allowed by the FCC.

Fast Forward To September 1st 2009

A new law goes into effect the really has some teeth. Essentially this is what is beginning:

Beginning September 1, 2009, prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers – commonly known as robocalls – will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls, the Federal Trade Commission announced today. Read More…

Before this the penalties where $500… now they are going to be $16,000 per call. Ouch that is going to hurt, I just wonder how many individuals really know how much they are hanging it out there?

If you’re using one of these systems I really hope you’ll re-think what your doing! It truly cold lead to financial ruin in less time then you think. No one starts a network marketing business to go broke.

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