"Knowing Facilitation" Of Others' Illegal Conduct In FTC's Crosshairs

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by Terri J. Seligman

Nineteen VoIP providers, unnamed, have received letters from the FTC,
warning them that actions "assisting and facilitating" various illegal
telemarketing activities is itself illegal and potentially actionable
under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).

The letters detail the types of conduct that violates the TSR - such
as initiating or causing the initiation of calls that deliver
prerecorded messages, unless the person called provided the seller
express written permission to call - and cite the relevant provision
of the TSR that prohibits "assisting and facilitating" that conduct.


Bill Horne
Telecom Digest Moderator

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