Keeping Telemarketers At Bay

by Jon Henshaw

National Do Not Call RegistryI recently moved to a new state and had to get a new local phone number. Lately I’ve started to get telemarketing calls and I wanted a simple way to get my phone number on an opt out list. After doing a quick Google search, I re-discovered the National Do Not Call Registry.

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.

Although being on the registry won’t stop all telemarketers, it will essentially make it illegal for any company to call you to solicit their services. The only exceptions are companies that you do business with, charities, political organizations, and telephone surveyors. If a company that shouldn’t call you does call you, you can report them using the File A Complaint form.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2006 at 1:19 pm and is filed under Lifestyles, Daily Living. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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