(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to crackdown on those annoying automatically dialed or pre-recorded calls many Americans receive at home each day; tougher rules on when consumers can be called are expected to be approved on Wednesday.
The measures would give people stronger protections against these so-called "robocalls." The aim is to end the loopholes in the "Do Not Call" legislation that was passed by Congress in 2008 with the intention of putting an end to these calls.
Under the new rules, telemarketers would have to get written permission before they could make an automated call. Currently, consumers who have business relationships with companies may be called without permission.
Robocalls from political groups and non-profit organizations such as schools would not be covered by the new FCC regulations.
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