FTC Sues Dish Network For Violating Do Not Call List

A lawsuit has been filed against Dish Network by the U.S. Justice Department (on behalf of the FTC) alleging that the company violated “Do Not Call” rules by phoning potential customers without their permission.

According to the lawsuit, Dish violated the rules by encouraging its dealers to use robocallers.

In a statement, Dish said it can’t be “held responsible for Do Not Call violations by independent retailers.” The company said the FTC is “equating merely doing business with an independent retailer to ‘causing’ or ‘assisting and facilitating’ violations by that retailer.”

From Reuters:

“Because a few bad actors still don’t get it, we want to make it crystal clear. If you call consumers whose numbers are
on the Do Not Call Registry, you’re breaking the law,” said Eileen Harrington, acting director of the FTC’s consumer
protection unit.

Keep reporting those DNC scofflaws!

UPDATE 1-US accuses Dish of violating do-not-call list [Reuters]
Dish Network Accused of Violating ‘Do Not Call’ Rule (Update3) [Bloomberg]