On Your Side: Do Not Call List

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, September 5, 2007

It's been around for years now, but people still have questions about a list that's designed to keep telemarketers off your phone.

The Do Not Call List came to life to protect consumers from those annoying telemarketing calls.

Many of you have registered for it since it was unveiled in 2003, but you may still be confused by some of the rules with it.

That's because you may still be getting some calls from telemarketers because there are some exceptions to the rules.

First off, calls from not-for-profits and charities are exempt, and that's even if they hire a "for profit" company to make the calls.

Also exempt: any business you have a professional relationship with, which can be any place you've made a purchase from in the past 18 months.

And companies conducting surveys can still call too.

You can register your cell phone, but the FTC says you shouldn't need to because companies aren't allowed to mass-dial cell phones without permission.

To register your phone with the Do Not Call List, just go to https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx.


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  • by norm Location: augusta on Sep 7, 2007 at 03:54 PM
    SOME PEOPLE ARE MISS LED.ALL FORCED/UNWANTED SOLICITATION OF FUND IS AGAINS FEDERAL LAW.I MYSELF STOPPED MY JOB FROM FORCEING EMPLOYEES WHERE I WORK,FROM SETTING THROUGH SCHEDULED MEETINGS(FOR DIFFERET AGENCEYS)BECAUSE THE COMPANY DONATED TO GET A TAX BREAK.WHEN I POINTED OUT THAT UNWANTED SOLICATION OF FUNDS,THE COMPANY LAWYERS FOUND THAT I WAS RIGHT.WE NO LONG HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE.SO BASICLY CHARITIES ARE VIOLATING SPECIFIC LAWS.NO CALL MEANS DO NOT CALL.I FOR ONE SAVE THERE COMPANY NAME/NUMBER.NO MEANS/NO NO MATTER WHAT
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