Friday, September 24, 2010

How to Sue a Telemarketer

I thought it was a joke and partly it is. "How To Sue A Telemarketer: A Manual For Restoring Peace On Earth One Phone Call At A Time" is a book by Stephen Ostrow. I figured I could use some humor in my life.

It turns out to be a cute little book. And it certainly does add some humour to life. I am sort of hoping a telemarketer calls me now.

Interestingly enough it actually contains real information on how to sue in small claims court. Of course I am certain the time payoff is definitely not there and I would suggest you get a real life if you have time to do that.

What you can sue for:

1. Calling a residential telephone number that is on the National Do Not Call Registry;

2. Using a pre-recorded dialing device to initiate a commercial sale;

3. Using a blocked telephone number when initiating a commercial sale;

4. Soliciting a consumer before 8am or after 9pm;

5. Failure to provide a copy of the company’s Do Not Call Manual after demand for a copy;


More interestingly, there is also a good case to sue for junk faxes.

Too much legal for me. Funny book though.

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