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Penalties Increased for Telemarketers who Violate Do Not Call Registry


New legislation aims to crack down on telemarketers.

Signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday, the new law nearly doubles the maximum fine for telemarketers who violate the do not call registry. Originally set at $11,000 in 2004, the maximum penalty for violating the registry is now $20,000.

“Every day, hard-working New Yorkers are forced to field call after call from relentless telemarketers,” Governor Hochul said. “Today, we’re raising the penalty for violators of the Do Not Call Registry to deter telemarketers, protect New Yorkers, and send a clear message that New York won’t tolerate these frustrating, unsolicited calls.”

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