InCharge Systems submits proposal to FTC

        Recently the FTC challenged innovators to create solutions that will block illegal robocalls now and in the future.  ICS responded to the challenge.  Simply put, if you pick up the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, that’s a robocall. If the recording is a sales message (and say, not a call from your healthcare provider or a charity), and you haven’t given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal.  The relevant rules are the Telemarketing Sales Rules and the Telemarketing Consumer Protection Act. The FTC is in charge of enforcement of the Telemarketing Sales Rules.  As technology has continued to advance, the need for new and innovative ways to block these illegal calls has increased.  Recently the FTC challenged innovators to create solutions that will block illegal robocalls now and in the future. The ICS solution follows. InCharge Systems, Inc. (ICS) proposes a Robocall Handling Improvement Program for the FTC’s Robocall Challenge. Since no single solution can block all illegal robocalls to consumers while still allowing permitted legal robocalls to go through, a combination of components can significantly increase consumer protections against illegal robocalls, improve the identification of legal robocalls, assist carriers and law enforcement, and provide incentives for innovation. The proposed approach provides consistent and uniform basic robocall screening to potentially all consumers, using existing technology, new information repositories, and dedicated numbers. Please have a look at the full proposal provided with this post or contact us for further discussion of this challenging topic.
Jan 23, 2013 by