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Direct Marketing: Perhaps the Most Effective Way to Do Marketing on a Budget

Ira Kalb | Posted 11.08.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Ever since the World Wide Web began to be commercialized in 1995, the center of gravity in the marketing universe seems to have shifted toward the Int...

Do Not Robocall Me: The FTC Strikes Back

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Terrell McSweeny

Shutting down robocallers requires a multi-pronged approach. Law enforcement alone cannot put a stop to robocalls. We also need to go toe to toe on the technological front to develop powerful solutions to the problem.

Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Mobile Phone?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Adam Levin

According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud.

Why Can't Anyone Stop The Onslaught Of Scam Phone Calls?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The voice message left on our home phone sounded very convincing. Authoritative and with a hint of menace, the caller said that the IRS Crime Investigations Unit was about to file charges for tax evasion against us -- but if we called them back right away and could explain a few things to the caller, perhaps our imminent prosecution could be averted. But only if we called him back right away.

Why Can't We Get Telemarketers To Stop Calling?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I do not want to install solar panels on my roof or refinish my kitchen cabinets. I also do not want to paint my house, redo my floors, install a pool or resurface the one I don't have. So can you all please stop calling me?

No More Robocalls?

AP | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — There may one day soon be another way to fight those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls. The Fed...

How to Stop Annoying Telemarketer Calls

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

When the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act was passed, it was supposed to herald a new era of silence -- but based on the number of unsolicited calls our household still receives nearly a decade later, I'd say the law has had only mixed success.

Financial Intervention for Your Parents?

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

As many of us have learned, life gets even more complicated when your parents come to you for assistance with their money matters -- or worse, when they don't ask for help but really should.