FCC tells Paypal to knock it off with the robocalls

Although Paypal's new take-it-or-leave-it terms-of-service give it the right to give robocallers your phone number for endless harassment, the FCC has warned the company that this idea isn't just stupid and evil, it's also illegal.

In order to comply with the rules, PayPal would have to get “prior express written consent” from customers before making so-called robocalls and robotexts for telemarketing purposes, Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, wrote in a letter to PayPal on Thursday.

“For more than two decades, federal lawmakers have sought to protect consumers from harassing, intrusive, and unwanted calls and text messages,” he said.

FCC says PayPal 'robocall' policy could break rules [John Ribeiro/IT World]

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