New York launches initiative against telemarketing deceit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Telemarketers have to use accurate caller ID information under a bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

An initiative announced by the Democratic governor on Thursday also includes deploying state consumer protection staff to warn consumers about telemarketing scams and facilitate filing of consumer complaints.

Consumers have complained that caller ID systems don’t always display correct information when telemarketers call. That makes it difficult to report violations of the Do Not Call registry law.

The state consumer protection division says consumers can register for the Do Not Call list online at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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