CRTC and Rogers settle for $275,000 over automated calls

Rogers Communications and the CRTC have has reached a settlement over Rogers use of automated calling devices to sell more airtime to prepaid mobile phone customers.

“This latest investigation reinforces our commitment to protecting the privacy of consumers and educating businesses about their responsibilities,” said Masood Qureshi, the CRTC’s Senior Manager of Telemarketing Regulation.

Bell Canada slapped with $1.3 million fine for violating DNCL Rules

The CRTC announced today that Bell Canada has paid a $1.3 million penalty for violating the National Do Not Call List Rules.

The government found that between January and October of this year, call centres acting on behalf of Bell Canada solicited consumers who had registered their numbers on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) or who were or should have been on Bell Canada’s internal do not call list.