New Law Offers Robocall & Scammer Protections

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A new law will help protect Mississippians from robocalls and scammers. This week the Mississippi Public Service Commission and Secretary of State announced changes to the Telephone Solicitation Act affecting registration requirements of charities. Charitable organizations using volunteers to fundraise are currently exempt from the law but beginning July 1st organizations paying telephone solicitors will be covered by the Telephone Solicitation Act. Failing to register and/or calling consumers on the No Call List could result in fines of up to $10,000 per violation.

 


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