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CFA Opposes Attempt to Subject Credit Union Members to Unwanted Robocalls

CFA has signed on to comments filed by a number of consumer and privacy groups with the Federal Communications Commission opposing both of the requested exemptions from the requirements for consent to direct automated calls and texts to the members of credit unions, made by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Neither requested exemption is legally permitted under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and allowing either exemption would seriously and significantly add to the number of unwanted robocalls now made by financial institutions. Almost 60 million robocalls are now made monthly by financial institutions just to collect consumer debt; allowing credit unions to make calls without consent would add significantly to this number.

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