Automatic Dialing and Recorded Message Player

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Automatic Dialing and Recorded Message Player

In marketing, a program that calls a preset list of phone numbers and leaves a recorded message. Often (though not always), the message is recorded by a celebrity endorser of the product being marketed. Since the mid-2000s, it has become a fairly common feature of political campaigns.
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A new study on robocalls to businesses called The New Wave of Robocallers Costing Businesses Billions is available at http://pages.
So blocking robocalls is ''a bit like a game of Whac-A-Mole: just as numbers are identified for blocking, the robocaller spoofs another number,'' the company said in an FCC filing.
Danielides added he was opposed to robocalls and would ask the parties to refrain from employing that tactic in the future.
In today's wired (or wireless) world it's almost impossible to escape the dreaded robocall.
The Federal Court--Canada's Supreme Court--ruled that robocalls by Conservative party activists telling voters falsely that their polling place had been moved amounted to fraud as they were an effort to keep voters thought to oppose the Conservative party away from the polls.
You can't just send e- mails and make robocalls and do stuff on Facebook -- the real persuasion is going to happen when a real person is talking to a real person.
The FTC receives more complaints about robocalls than any other subject, and decided to turn to the private sector for solutions.
Even though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made telemarketing robocalls illegal in 2009, there has been an explosion of such activity recently by companies trying to sell mortgage debt relief, extended car warranties, vacations, home security systems and insurance, among other services.
Additionally their phone calls averaged two minutes because they were also revisiting "relationship assessment" data described above: By comparison many Romney's calls were automated, "relationship-less" robocalls, which meant they gained little information, many were ignored (64 percent according to Pew), and 28 percent had already voted--all greatly diminishing the impact of precious contact resources.
THOUSANDS of homes are being plagued by anti-abortion robocalls as authorities turn to the US for help in tracking down the culprit.
Political calls are excluded from the FTC definition of telemarketing, and during this presidential election season, voters have been assailed with automated political robocalls, dialed any time of the day to deliver a pre-recorded message.