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FCC closes loophole that let robocalls slip through
NEW YORK (KGO) -- The Do Not Call registry stopped a lot of telemarketing, but there were loopholes that kept Robocalls coming.
Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission eliminated one big loophole. The agency adopted a new rule saying a company cannot auto-dial your home without your written permission.
Previously companies could robo-call you if you had ever done business with them.
The new rule still allows pre-recorded calls to give you notifications, such as an airline flight change. Also, businesses can still use live telemarketers to call you.
FCC, 7 on your side, michael finney
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