What went wrong? Campaign telemarketer fined by FTC
While false statements are no longer actionable in the election arena, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can, and recently has, targeted telemarketers involved in allegedly deceptive solicitations. The FTC recently announced that Infocision, an Ohio-based telemarketing company, misled consumers by falsely saying it was not calling to solicit contributions. The company has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to resolve the FTC complaint. According to NBC News, Infocision solicited contributions for Ben Carson’s political campaign and a number of conservative political groups, in addition to charitable organizations.