PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) was joined by seniors to announce a newly-enacted law that gives seniors and consumers the tools to fight aggressive telemarketers. S.6809, co-sponsored by Senator Carlucci, requires telemarketers to display their accurate name and phone number.
Telemarketers block their information to make it difficult for consumers to report their name and number to the Do not Call registry. This new law will help that problem by requiring telemarketers to transmit accurate caller identification information thereby allowing customers to be able to file accurate Do Not Call violations. Violators of the Do Not Call Law are subject to an $11,000 fine for every call they make to your phone.
“Do Not Call complaints are on the rise, and we’re not going to put up with it,” said Senator David Carlucci. “Consumer rights are essential in protecting New Yorkers. This legislation will enhance the State’s ability to prosecute aggressive telemarketers and will ensure that caller identification is accurate throughout the state.
Senator David Valesky said, “It is far too easy for telemarketers to evade current Do Not Call laws, creating a nuisance for New Yorkers and also putting many at risk of falling for deceptive ploys. This law will require telemarketers to reveal correct caller identification, adding transparency to the industry while also protecting consumers from any misleading sales practices. I commend Governor Cuomo for his support in signing this bill and the concern he has shown for consumer safety.”