Nightly News | February 15, 2012
>>> the fcc in washington today announced new rules to aim cutting down from automated calls from telemarketers known as robocalls that interrupted a whole lot of evenings in this country. tom costello with more on this.
>> reporter: hi, brian. despite rules already in place to prevent unwanted marketing calls, too many are getting through pitching everything from insurance offers to mortgage refis. the new rules will require telemarketers to could be tan written consent from customers before placing a robocall for them, even if it already has an existing business relationship with the person they are calling. and customers can revoke their consent during the call. how will the new rules be enforced? customers will have to complain. you are still going to get calls from political campaigns and nonprofit organizations. and you will still get informational robocalls like the airline or school calling about a scheduling change. those calls always do seem to come just as you're sitting down for dinner.
>> that's right. placid evenings may always be a thing of the past. tom costello, thanks.