Auto Warranty Harrassers, You're On Notice
Anybody in possession of a telephone, which is to say, 105 percent of all Americans, have been harrassed to death by these stupid idiot robots who call you up about your expiring car warranty, even if you don't have a car. Well, they made the mistake of messing with Chuck Schumer, a very nasty man, who sicced the FTC on them. If only they'd called Schumer months ago when your editor was getting oh five or six of these fucking things a day, they would already have been prosecuted for War Crimes.
The Federal Trade Commission said the telemarketing campaign was one of the most aggressive it had ever encountered, with as many as 1.8 million calls placed daily. The companies evidently dialed every number in a given area code, including many numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
[...] The seller took in more than $10 million as a result of the calls, as well as related mailings, according to the commission.
Well, shit. Ten million dollars? It's kind of nice to see somebody's making money these days!
But now these turds will suffer the torments of anal crucifixion at the hands of Chuck Schumer, who will be sure not to scrub under his fingernails first.
F.T.C. Cracks Down on Car-Warranty Robocalls [City Room Blog]