[LINK] 'Do not call' phone list Bill shelved
rw at firstpr.com.au
Sat Nov 5 18:29:34 EST 2005
There's no law against predictive dialing software or automated calling
systems. Nor is there any law against totally automated calls which
play marketing messages to the hapless recipients.
There is a chap in the UK who has been working hard on the problem of
"silent calls" - which include calls resulting from technical failure,
and especially the calls made by predictive dialers when no operator is
available to handle the answered call. David Hickson's site:
He told me of an elderly person who stayed at home all week because she
was sure the "silent calls" were a burglar ready to pounce, and of a
relationship breakdown prompted by one person interpreting repeated
"silent calls" as evidence of an affair.
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