Compliance

Ringless Voicemail Is Ruled Out

Ringless Voicemail Is Ruled Out

A federal district court judge has ruled that ringless voicemails and voicemail drops are in fact “calls” and fall within the purview of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) allowing the lawsuit of Saunders v. Dyck O’Neal, 17-cv-335, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121076 in the Western District of Michigan to proceed. The Court’s Opinion Defendant Dyck O’Neal argued… [Read more »]

Getting Consent to Text a Consumer

Getting Consent to Text a Consumer

In 2013, the FTC released additional rules regarding the Telecommunication Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and in these rules reaffirmed that text messages were subject to the TCPA. As text messages are sent to wireless numbers, any company sending text messages must comply with the rules regarding calls to wireless numbers, including having consent in writing from the owner of the… [Read more »]

What Qualifies as Consent for Automated Calls and SMS Messages?

What Qualifies as Consent for Automated Calls and SMS Messages?

To help companies who are in the business of finding people, we’ve put together a first of its kind ebook that illuminates how rules and regulations regarding telemarketing apply to their business. In other words, if you thought that because you’re not a telemarketer, telemarketing rules and regulations don’t apply, you’re wrong. BellesLink has put together an ebook of eighteen… [Read more »]