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National list would limit telemarketer calls

...company-specific "do not call" list. Existing regulations by both the FTC and the Federal Communications Commission prohibit a telemarketer from calling you after you have asked them to stop calling you. Register with a state "do not call" list. For more information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/13/bus_333076.shtml
Business
North Augusta group named to list of efficient charities

...fund-raisers, too, receive scrutiny, and in one recent case - a penalty.In October, Strategic Fundraising, Inc., a telemarketer with clients that included Tea Party Patriots, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and others, was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-26/north-augusta-group-named-li
Don't bother with the Do-Not-Call list; just do this

...abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance." - Ambrose Bierce Want to have fun with a telemarketer? James Hartman does. He writes in to suggest you answer the phone and pretend not to be the man or woman of the house...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/23/kir_4293.shtml
Bill Kirby
Telemarketers to identify themselves on Caller ID

WASHINGTON -- If you have Caller ID you'll now know when a telemarketer is trying to reach you. Federal Trade Commission regulations requiring telemarketing firms to identify themselves take effect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/30/fin_402772.shtml
Finance
Putting telemarketers on hold

...The phone rings, Norbert Meyer answers and there's a brief silence on the line. That usually means just one thing: A telemarketer is calling to offer home repairs, credit cards or countless other items that Meyer doesn't want or need. He quickly hangs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/04/bus_331346.shtml
Business
Hot line sees rise in calls

...gets is by word-of-mouth, but she's not selling anything. She's on the phone almost all day, but she's not a telemarketer. Ms. King is the voice and the one-woman force behind the city government's question and complaint hot line: Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/09/met_317702.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Telemarketers struggle to keep their ethnic groups straight

...little Italian and celebrates holidays with a lot of Italians. Yet half way across the country, in some database in some telemarketer's office, Mr. Mei is listed not as Italian, but as Chinese. So while his neighbors in Bloomfield, Conn., receive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/29/biz_218239.shtml
XXX Bizarre
DialAmerica to bring 225 jobs to North Augusta

...estimated 200 part-time jobs and 25 full-time ones. DialAmerica Marketing, the nation's largest privately held outbound telemarketer, begins its service Monday from a 6,300-square-foot facility in North Augusta. FutureCall Telemarketing West began...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/12/biz_211203.shtml
XXX Bizarre
Area provides fertile soil for call centers

...industry that already employs more than 2,000 workers in the metro area got a boost earlier this week when a New Jersey telemarketer announced plans to develop a 200-employee call center in west Augusta. Earlier this year cable operators Comcast and Knology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/30/bus_322803.shtml
Business
Donald Lee Swetnam (APPLING, Ga.)

...of Wilmington, NC, lived in Augusta area for the past seven years, coming from Beaufort, SC. He was a Methodist and Telemarketer. Survivors include his mother: Julia Swetnam, Beaufort, SC; one son: Jason Swetnam, Elkin, Ark.; one brother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/21/obi_121182.shtml
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