FAQS FOR TELEMARKETERS
Businesses and organizations that make telemarketing calls to Missouri residences will need to comply with the state's No-Call law. The law prohibits telemarketers covered under the law from calling Missouri residential numbers on the No-Call list compiled by the Attorney General's Office.
To comply with the law, telemarketers will need to apply for a copy of the No-Call list from the Attorney General's Office. The lists will be disseminated quarterly in an electronic format.
Cost of the list is $50 for each Missouri area code per quarter. There are six area codes — 314, 417, 573, 636, 660 and 816. It will cost $300 to get a list of all area codes for one quarter, or $1,200 for one year.
Telemarketers can face penalties of up to $5,000 per violation for calling a registered number, so it will be vital for them to keep their lists updated. Telemarketers can also face penalties of up to $1,000 for violations of the Telemarketing Law, which prohibits certain conduct by telemarketers regardless of whether the person being called is on the No-Call List or not. It is just as important that telemarketers adhere to these requirements.
Under a confidentiality agreement that must be signed as part of the application, telemarketers agree that the information will be used only to comply with the law and will not be shared.