Hochul signs legislation cracking down on unwanted telemarketing calls

Some new steps the help prevent those telemarketing phone calls.

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The legislation, signed by Governor Hochul today, requires telemarketers to give customers the option to be added to the company’s do-not-call list at the outset of certain telemarketing calls.

Hochul says consumers usually hang up before a telemarketer or recording has mentioned the do-not-call list, allowing telemarketers to continue calling them again and again.

But by giving consumers the do-not-call list information at the onset of telemarketing calls, Hochul says this will ensure that New Yorkers are protected from incessant, unwanted calls.