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Gov. Cuomo signs bill closing loophole for live telemarketer calls

A law set to take effect early next year will close a loophole that allowed live telemarketers to call people, even if their phone number was on the Do Not Call Registry.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Monday, which mandates telemarketers to have a consumer’s written consent before their contact information can be shared or sold.

The Do Not Call Law was put into place in 2001, giving New Yorkers the ability to opt-out of receiving robocalls.

“I’ve heard from so many New Yorkers who are at their wits’ end,” Assembly Member Amy Paulin said. “I get these calls myself all the time, and I know how frustrating they can be.”

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