FTC settles suit over 2.6 billion illegal telemarketing calls

The Federal Trade Commission is continuing is crack down on illegal telemarketing campaigns. In its latest bust, the FTC came down hard on two companies who were reportedly illegally calling millions:

The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday it has reached a settlement with two telemarketing companies that illegally called millions of consumers, banning them from the industry and requiring them to give up roughly $3 million in assets.

The FTC said the companies made approximately 2.6 billion calls to consumers from January 2008 through August 2009 with prerecorded telemarketing messages about lower interest rates or auto warranties that were about to expire.

via FTC settles suit over 2.6 billion illegal telemarketing calls – Chicago Tribune.