What Calls are Covered and Not Covered?

Lesson Progress:

This law covers any plan, program, or campaign to sell goods or services through interstate phone calls. It includes calls by telemarketers who solicit consumers, often on behalf of third party sellers. It also includes sellers who provide, offer to provide, or arrange to provide goods or services to consumers in return for some type of payment as part of a telemarketing transaction.

This law does not cover calls from political organizations, charities, telephone surveyors, or companies with which a consumer has an existing or established business relationship.