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Illinois AG opposes ‘auto-dial’ bill, debt collector harassment

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm    

Last week, the Illinois Attorney General and Indiana Attorney General expressed opposition to a proposed bill that would allow debt collectors and companies to auto-dial consumers’ phones and leave recorded messages.

House Resolution 3035, or the “robo-call” bill, would amend the Communications Act of 1934.  If the bill is passed, debt collectors and other businesses will not need consumer consent to make automated calls.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said of the bill, “It would open the floodgates to telemarketers and debt collectors to call at all hours of the day … consumers would essentially have to use their minutes, their money, to be inundated with calls from not just debt collectors but any business.”

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