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  1. Cruise company must pay penalties to N.C. for robocalls disguised as surveysRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Business Journal

    A Florida company is accused of tricking consumers with phone surveys. They thought they'd win a cruise, like this one.


  2. NY charity report: Telemarketers get more than half of fundsRead the original story

    39 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    New York's attorney general reports that for-profit telemarketers operating in the state have been keeping more than half of the funds they raised on behalf of charities, although the percentage has declined overall.


  3. No free Bahamas cruises for youRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    Billions of robocalls went out promising a free cruise to the Bahamas in exchange for taking a 30-second political survey. The only problem was, this was a violation of the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.


  4. A. G. Jackley Warns Public of Increased Number of Sweepstakes Scams Targeting South DakotansRead the original story

    50 min ago | South Dakota Attorney General

    Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking consumers statewide to reach out to their friends or neighbors to warn them of the dangers of sweepstake scams. The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division has had several victims come forward to file formal complaints against these types of telemarketers.


  5. N.Y. telemarketers get half of funds raised for ch...Read the original story

    58 min ago | WHTC

    New York-based telemarketers that solicit money within the state for U.S. charities were paid more than half the funds they raised in 2013, according to a report released on Wednesday. Charities using for-profit telemarketers registered in New York paid them 52 percent of the $302 million they raised, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's annual Pennies for Charity report.


  6. Robocall Defendants to Pay More Than $500K in PenaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Collections & Credit Risk

    The Federal Trade Commission and 10 state attorneys general have taken action against a Florida-based cruise line company and seven other companies that assisted a massive telemarketing campaign resulting in billions of robocalls.


  7. Supreme Court gives e-retailers a win, for now, on sales taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Internet Retailer

    ... says Bloomberg writer Noah Feldman. (Bloomberg View) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave and other direct marketing retailers a victory Tuesday with one hand, then used the other hand to take it back. Formally, in Direct Marketing Association ...


  8. NumberGarage Offers Free Phone Number OriginationRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Wireless Developer Network

    NumberGarage, a web-based service provider that converts landline and cellular phone numbers into virtual telephone numbers, announces a new feature for customers wanting to generate a new virtual phone number through the service. For the past six years, NumberGarage has provided their PARK and FORWARD services exclusively to customers who port phone numbers in from another provider.


  9. Caribbean Cruise Line fined over $500k for illegal robocallsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Caribbean Cruise Line and its telemarketers have been fined over $500,000 for using political survey robocalls to mask illegal sales pitches, according to NC Attorney General Roy Cooper. A lawsuit filed by Cooper, the FTC and nine other states, alleges Caribbean worked with seven companies to make billions of unlawful robocalls pitching cruises to the Bahamas, which brought in millions of dollars.


  10. One culprit missing from household-debt probe - credit card companiesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Nation

    Without a doubt, Thailand's ballooning household debt is being pumped up by poor financial literacy and discipline among our young adults, low-income workers and farmers. However, the "Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand" study conducted by the Kenan Institute and backed by the Citi Foundation missed one key cause of the household-debt problem - credit card companies luring these vulnerable people to borrow.


  11. Maximized Efficiency with Trust s Integrated Channel Management...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Hospitality Net

    Channels, the powerful new way for hotels to generate incremental bookings through one easy channel management system, as an integral part of TrustA s yourVoyager centralized reservation system . Channels, the integrated channel management solution, in partnership with eRevMax, is designed to reduce the cost of distribution via online travel agent channels, as well as bring access to new OTA partners in Latin America, Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, and offer a lower cost solution for some existing connections.


  12. Colorado Attorney General's Office Settles with Caribbean Cruise...Read the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    The Colorado Attorney General's Office, the Federal Trade Commission and nine other state attorneys general, announced a $500,000 settlement to resolve state and federal violations of no-call laws. Billions of illegal robocalls were made on behalf of Caribbean Cruise Line that generated millions of dollars in illegal cruise vacation sales.


  13. All Nine Agree: U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Tax Injunction Act...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Direct Marketing Ass'n v. Brohl that the Tax Injunction Act does not bar Direct Marketing Association's federal lawsuit against Colorado.1 The TIA provides that federal courts shall not "enjoin, suspend or restrain the assessment, levy or collection of any tax under State law where a plain, speedy and efficient remedy may be had in the courts of such State."


  14. Admotis Group Launches Infographic Series with Marketing Tips for Small BusinessesRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - March 4, 2015 - LAUREL, Md. -- Admotis Group, the premier outsourced marketing solution for small- and mid-sized businesses, today announced the launch of a monthly infographic series with tips, trends and strategies that companies of all types and sizes can use to market their businesses.


  15. Monitronics acquires LiveWatch Security for $67mRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Security Systems News

    Third-party monitoring giant Monitronics has acquired LiveWatch Security, a provider of professionally monitored DIY home security systems, for $67 million. LiveWatch brings with it $900,000 in RMR and 32,000 accounts.


  16. DMA Wins Supreme Court Case in Unanimous DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | DM News

    ... In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court today ruled in favor of a petition by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) in a case that contested Colorado law that required out-of-state retailers to report purchases and personal ...


  17. Customer anger directed at telecom firmsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Day

    Telecommunications company snafus topped last year's list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints in Connecticut, the state Department of Consumer Protection said Tuesday. The top 10 listing, released during Consumer Protection Week, also indicated that telemarketing, home improvement and gasoline-sales outlets were feeling the wrath of consumers in higher proportions than other businesses.


  18. New Video Reveals Elderly At Risk from Internet Scam Thanks to...Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Jack Vale, internet personality, exposes an insidious online scam targeting the elderly. A simple mistyped URL can cost uncautious seniors hundreds of dollars.


  19. SteelHouse Continues to Win Awards for Its Innovative Technology &...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | PRWeb

    SteelHouse , a marketing technology company, has recently received two new awards recognizing their technology and marketing. Adding to an already robust list of over 14 industry awards, the company continues to stand out for it's marketing platform, CANVAS - designed by marketers to provide complete control over retargeting and acquisition campaigns.


  20. Afp in, Indiana Chapter: Afp-Ic Brown BagRead the original story

    13 hrs ago |

    Topic: "Direct Mail" Time: 12:00-1:15 p.m. Location: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, 1029 Fletcher Ave., Indianapolis Cost: AFP members FREE; $15 Nonmembers Whether your existing mailing list has 20 or 20,000 names, you can have a robust direct mail program. We'll talk about planning your mailing from databases to segmentation and then how to report on the results and use that information to make your direct mail program more effective.