Remember the episode of Seinfeld when Jerry gets a call from a telemarketer, and asks the guy on the other end to leave him his name and number so he call him back? Well, now it’s becoming law in New Jersey.
The law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Monday requires that telemarketers tell you their name, place of business, the name and call back number of whom they represent, and reason for calling within 30 seconds. It also mandates that telemarketers display their mailing address on their website.
Furthermore unsolicited calls are banned under the law between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Republican State Senator John Bramnick who proposed the law said the bill promotes transparency, while punishing telemarketers for deceiving and/or bothering New Jersey callers.
There is a catch however, the bill does not apply to telemarketing sales calls when a customer contacts the telemarketer and requests a follow-up.
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