The Canadian Telecom regulators have recently announced they are still finding telemarketing companies who haven’t followed the rules when it comes to the Do Not Call List.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission announced last week that it issued citations to over 70 companies and levied fines to 11 different cases, totaling $41,000.
This is pretty big news considering the large flood of consumers rushing to register for the Do No Call List the first day it was released. As a marketer I get these calls all the time and hate them!
You will be happy to hear that this is not the first time a telemarketing company has been fined since the Do Not Call List came out, and the CRTC takes this matter very seriously. Since the release of the Do No Call List, the CRTC has issued over $2 million in penalties against telemarketing companies who violate the rules.
For those who don’t know, the Do Not Call List was set in place to protect consumers from receiving unwanted sales calls.