Cold-call pests face jail

10 September 2015 - 02:10
By Shenaaz Jamal

Consumers could soon get their own back on the persistent and irritating telemarketing companies that harass them. Pesky telemarketers could face a R10-million fine or even time in prison for contacting you without your permission.The Protection of Personal Information Act, intended to shield consumers from unlawful direct marketing, will prohibit the use of personal information without prior consent.

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