Do not call complaints lead feds to source of millions of illegal sales calls
The federal government sued California-based SBN Peripherals and accused the company of being behind calls that peppered consumers from coast-to-coast with unscrupulous pitches to buy auto warranties or to adjust credit card interest rates. The company and a collection of off-shore boiler rooms are believed to be responsible for the millions of calls from "Stacey at Account Holder Services" or "Rachel at Cardholder Services."
These so-called robo calls are illegal.
"Telemarketers need to understand that blasting consumers with 'robocall' pitches is no longer legal," FTC Midwest Region Director C. Steven Baker said in a statement. "Unless you have someone's consent up-front and in writing to receive a robocall, just don't do it. The rules could not be simpler than that, and we will go after telemarketers who ignore them."