Cable & Telecom

American robocaller fined $145,000 for Canadian telemarketing violations

OTTAWA–GATINEAU – An Arizona-based company offering lower credit card rates has been ordered by the CRTC to pay a $145,000 fine for violating Canada’s unsolicited telecommunications rules.Acting on complaints, the Commission said Monday that it investigated Rainmaker Marketing/Maple Accounting for making unsolicited telemarketing calls to offer lower credit card rates. The pre-recorded automated calls were made to Canadians whose numbers were registered on the national do not call list (DNCL) and without their prior consent. The company also did not display the telephone number from which the calls originated, provide a local or toll-free number where it could be reached,...