Verizon Wireless has filed lawsuits against two telemarketing companies, Intelligent Alternatives of San Diego, California, and Resort Marketing Trends of Coral Springs, Florida, citing that the companies are abusing customer privacy rights. Verizon is alleging the telemarketers made phone calls to its customers using prerecorded messages and autodialers. Such practices violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and some state laws. Verizon said it is seeking to stop the calls and is asking the court to award monetary damages. With concerns about telemarketing on the rise, it's great to see that Verizon is taking some action to stop those pesky calls. Hopefully, customers will ultimately benefit.