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‘Seinfeld’ episode impressed new telemarketing regulation in New Jersey
The forged of Seinfeld is seen in a 1997 photograph. From left: Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards. Photograph from Shutterstock
Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a invoice final week that that requires telemarketers to supply a callback quantity and to determine themselves and whom they symbolize inside 30 seconds.
Within the episode, Seinfeld tells a telemarketer who referred to as him that he’s busy, however he can name again if the telemarketer supplies a house quantity. The telemarketer says that’s not allowed.
“Oh, I assume you don’t need individuals calling you at residence,” Seinfeld says. “Properly, now you understand how I really feel.”
The invoice additionally bars telemarketing calls between the hours of 9 p.m. and eight a.m.
Forty-eight states, in the meantime, try to stop robocalls made to telephone numbers on the Nationwide Do Not Name Registry by submitting a lawsuit in opposition to an Arizona-based firm accused of facilitating the unlawful calls.
The swimsuit filed in opposition to Avid Telecom alleges violation of the Phone Shopper Safety Act and different state and native legal guidelines, in accordance with a May 23 press release and a narrative by Ars Technica.