Wednesday, April 10, 2002

telemarketer pays
Ever come home and listen to the answering machine and find it filled with pre-recorded messages, attempting to sell you something? My machine has been host to some of those messages recently. It's a tactic that ought to be reconsidered. It's legislated against in Washington:
Ben Schroeter, a Magnolia paralegal and live music Webmaster who hates telemarketing calls, knows that holding companies accountable can be a long, weary struggle.

So he was stunned when his e-mail complaining about an automated message left on his answering machine yielded a $500 check and an apology two weeks later.
Good law in action. It may be worth forwarding this article to a state senator.

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