I can not tell you how many unsolicited calls I get on my cell phone at all hours, day and night. Sometimes I answer the phone and no one answers me on the other end, which is so so so annoying!! I often think that someone needs to do something about these annoying calls. It is already illegal under state law for telemarketers to make any unsolicited calls to people in New Jersey whose phone numbers are on a “no-call” list. You may be wondering that if I am so annoyed with these calls, why don’t I just put my number on this no-call list and be done with it. Ha, I have put my number on several lists and still manage to get calls anyway.
It seems like someone in New Jersey heard my cry for help with these calls. Senator Jon Bramnick has nicknamed a bill the “Seinfeld bill.” Senator Jon Bramnick’s bill would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they’re selling within the first 30 seconds of a call. Not only that, they would have to state the purpose of the call, and the name and phone number of the person that they are representing. This bill has passed the Senate Commerce Committee. What happens if the telemarketers do not provide us with this info? Failure to adhere to the new disclosure requirements would result in a disorderly person’s offense in accordance with the Consumer Fraud Act.
Why is this bill called the Seinfeld bill? Just watch this segment and you will get the comedy in the name of the bill for sure.
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