New York Deals A Blow To Telemarketers

08.15.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill targeting those pesky telemarketers who keep calling you.  Under the new law, telemarketers will be banned from using pre-recorded messages in telephone calls to new yorkers. Automated "robo calls" for political campaigns are exempt, with the governor saying they fall under a federal guideline and can't be banned by the state. The law also requires telemarketers to offer residents the option to be placed on the "do-not-call" list. Companies that violate the new law could be barred from doing business in the state.