The telemarketing law passed in 2001 and took effect July 2002 bars telemarketers from calling a person’s residential, mobile or pager number if they are included on the Telephone Preference Service list that is maintained by Direct Marketing Association. Residents must be on the list for more than sixty days before the law takes effect..
Exemptions to the do not call law include:
- Companies calling established customers or at customer’s invitation
- Debt collection
- Individuals who solicit fewer than 225 persons per year
- Law also forbids telemarketers from circumventing caller ID and requires telemarketers to register and designate in-state legal agent
Enforcement of violations is via civil suit, brought by injured party, state attorney general or 3rd party affected by violation. Penalties are civil fines that can range from $500 to $5,000 or for actual damages, whichever is greater.
For more information or to sign up for Wyoming’s no-call list, consumers can log onto http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/nocallC.htm or www.the-dma.org or call the Wyoming Consumer Protection Unit at (800) 438-5799 or (377) 777-7874.
Source: Wyoming Attorney General website
State Telephone Regulation Report