If you’re tired of relentless telemarketing calls, you’ll be pleased to know that New York is taking strong action to protect its residents. Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation (A4456/S4617) that significantly increases the penalties for telemarketers who violate the Do Not Call Registry.
Doubled Penalties for Unwanted Calls
The legislation, known as A4456/S4617, amends New York’s general business law to raise the maximum fine for telemarketers violating the Do Not Call Registry from $11,000 to $20,000. This substantial increase in penalties sends a clear message to telemarketers that New York won’t tolerate intrusive and annoying calls.
These stricter rules are part of a broader effort to safeguard New Yorkers from continuous, unwanted calls. In December 2022, Governor Hochul signed a law requiring telemarketers to offer customers the option to be added to the company’s do-not-call list at the beginning of certain calls. This change aimed to prevent telemarketers from waiting until the end of calls to provide this option, a practice that often led to repeated calls to the same numbers.
Protecting New Yorkers
These measures reflect New York’s commitment to protecting its residents from the nuisance of unwanted calls. Governor Hochul stated, “Today, we’re raising the penalty for violators of the Do Not Call Registry to deter telemarketers, protect New Yorkers, and send a clear message that New York won’t tolerate these frustrating, unsolicited calls.”
The increased penalties for telemarketers are effective immediately, showing the state’s determination to address this issue promptly.
Your Rights and Options
If you’re fed up with robocalls and unwanted telemarketing calls, you have rights, and there are steps you can take. Our law office is here to help you understand your rights and explore your options. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and determine the best way to stop these disruptive calls.
You don’t have to endure this nuisance. Together, we can take action to make your phone experience more peaceful. Reach out to us today, and let’s put an end to those annoying robocalls for good. Remember, you’re not alone – we’re here to support you.