Newspaper and Magazine Articles

USA Today, September 16, 2002
Matt Mattingley, director of government affairs for the American Teleservices Association, (formerly the American Telemarketing Association), pleads his case against a national "Do-Not-Call" list in this Op-Ed piece. A great example of how the industry twists the truth when it comes to their activities.

N.A.M.E.D News Service
Consumer wins against AT&T. First ever jury trial against a telemarketer.

DM (Direct Marketing) News, August 4, 1997
Ace telemarketing Lawyer Tyler Prochnow (finally) admits that companies have to give consumers a copy of their written "Do Not Call" policy or face lawsuits. A MUST READ.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), September 19, 1997
Head lice invade a telemarketing center, causing a one-day shutdown.

Los Angeles Daily News, June 22, 1995
Robert Arkow sues Bank of America for failure to provide a "Do Not Call Policy" upon demand and failure to identify properly. Wins $1000.00.

The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 1991
Article about the early days of Private Citizen Inc. (PCI). How PCI fought telemarketers before laws were passed.

The Signal & Saugus (Calif.) Enterprise, September 14, 1994
Commentary about Robert Arkow's lawsuit against Time Warner.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 2, 1997
Telemarketer Bashing Spreads Across Internet.

The Columbus Dispatch, August 14, 1995
Reyonldsburg (Ohio) Woman wins $500 from Colorado Prime.

The Roanoke Times, October 6, 1996
Telemarketer Charged With Telephone Threats.

The Boston Globe, April 21, 1997
All Those Hang-ups Might Be a Computer Calling. (Predictive Dialer Story).

DM (Direct Marketing) News, November 3, 1997
Consumer Activist Files DMA Ethics Complaint Against AOL.

DM (Direct Marketing) News,December 8, 1997
Letter To The Editor Regarding The Failure of Telemarketing Stocks.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 8, 1996
Savvy Consumers Use Regulations to Ring Up Court Awards Against Telephone Marketers. (My hero--Russ Smith in action!)

The Signal & Saugus (Calif.) Enterprise, April 9,1998
Robert Arkow warns the City Council Candidates not to call to promote their candidacy by calling him on the phone.

The Associated Press, August 3, 1999
Convicts used as telemarketers in Montana.

If you have a related article, we'd love to post it here!
Please us!

Disclaimer: This web site may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We believe that this not-for-profit use on the Web constitutes a `"fair use" of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use", you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.