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Consumer Affairs: Robocalls

Posted Monday, November 5, 2012

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Consumer Affairs: Robocalls After election day, those annoying pre-recorded election phone calls will end. But annoying pre-recorded sales pitches -- most of which are illegal -- will continue and the battle to stop them rages on. We'll find out how on the next Sound of Ideas. Plus, the FTC's John Miller Steiger and Plain Dealer Consumer expert Sheryl Harris will tell us how to avoid the plague of scam artists sure to descend in the aftermath Superstorm Sandy. Join host Mike McIntyre, Monday at 9 on 90.3.


Community/Human Interest, Government/Politics


Sheryl Harris, Consumer Columnist, The Plain Dealer
Jon Miller Steiger, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s East Central Region

Additional Information

FTC Challenges Innovators to Do Battle with Robocallers
Hang up on robocalls offering utility discounts: Plain Dealing
How to make sure your donation gets to a good cause: Plain Dealing
National Do Not Call Registry
Federal Communications Commission

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