Sprint fined $7.5 million for telemarketing to Do-Not-Call numbers
In addition to the $7.5 million payment, Sprint will deploy a two-year plan to ensure compliance with FCC requirements for protecting consumer privacy and preventing consumers from receiving unwanted telemarketing calls. This follows a $400,000 settlement from 2011, arising from complaints about telemarketing calls to consumers.
Sprint will now take extensive action to ensure its practices follow the FCC's requirements. Measures include developing a plan, operating procedures and policies to maintain internal Do-Not-Call lists; designating a senior corporate manager as Compliance Officer; implementing a training program for Sprint employees and contractors, and serving two-year annual reports to the FCC.