Do Not Call

By | Jun 27, 2010

It was on June 27, 2003 that the Federal Trade Commission began allowing consumers the chance to register their telephone number on the “Do Not Call List”.

Even though at the time when the list began, the numbers placed on the list would be taken off of the list after five years requiring reentry, Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008 Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently.

Residential and personal cell phone numbers can be registered on the Do Not Call List. There is not a deadline to register numbers. They can be added at any time and if you wish they can also be removed from the list.

Since the process is for the telephone carriers to notify the list whenever a number is removed from service and therefore removed from the list, it’s a good practice if your number has been disconnected and then reconnected to register the number again.

The Do Not Call List does not stop all unwanted calls. There are exemptions. Political Organizations, Charities and Pollsters are example of those who are exempt. Also those who you have a business relationship with are not covered and are allowed to call within 18 months after the last purchase or transaction. You can request these not to call you again at which time they need to add you to their Do Not Call List.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm


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