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Prerecorded Telemarketing Calls

 

Taking Action on
Prerecorded Telemarketing Calls

Unsolicited prerecorded or synthesized voice telemarketing calls from entities who you do not already have a relationship with are prohibited outright under federal law, and some state laws, including Oklahoma law.

You do not have to ask not to be called. You can immediately sue for a minimum of $500 in damages for each violation. If the message does not identify the company or provide an address or phone number, these are additional violations and you are entitled to a minimum of $500 for these violations as well.

In some states, including Oklahoma, these calls are also a criminal offense, and therefore, a police matter. You can and should file a complaint with your local police department. Here are some suggested guidelines for Oklahoma:

 


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