Good Question: I’m On The Do-Not-Call List, Why Do I Get Unwanted Calls?

(CBS 5) – We were supposed to sign up, and the phone should have stopped ringing. But all has not gone as planned. Bill Schilz in Martinez asked this Good Question: The Do-Not-Call list has been around for a while, why am I still getting unwanted calls?

ANSWER: The “Do-Not-Call” registry was enacted in 2003. But according to Joe Ridout with Consumer Action, people continue to receive calls by telemarketers who have gone offshore. Many of these aggressive marketers believe wrongly that U.S. laws don’t apply to them. Ridout said most Smart Phones come with software to block calls and people should use it. There are exceptions to the law which include charities, political campaigns and legitimate surveys or pollsters.

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  1. jazzyshorty13 says:

    i have the d-n-c list and it works for my service what a blessing go comcast

  2. HooDatIS? says:

    I GET CALLS ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT I HATE TELEMARKETERS IF I FIND OUT WHO THE FLIP THESE TELEMARKETERS REALLY ARE IMMA PUNCH ME A FOOL
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/robbery-suspect-severly-beaten-by-stlpd/

  3. Jake says:

    I’ve been on the list for over three years, and once in a while I still gat a call. When that happens, I keep a whistle nearby and I will blow it into their ear.
    Works like a charm.

  4. Bill McCarthy says:

    If the caller claims to be calling and not trying to sell you something, they don’t have to adhere to the Do Not Call list. However, if they are selling something, they are in violation and can be reported to the FTC. Companies that want to honor the Federal and State Do Not Call list can use tools by Gryphon Networks, http://www.gryphonnetworks.com

  5. Michelle Boehmke says:

    I am also on the do not call list but I keep getting the 1-800 calls for past due bills but for other people not me. I do not have any past due bills what is this all about. I get about 5 to 6 calls a week looking for some random lady or a man I never heard of. I tell them they do not live here and you have the wrong number and then they call about a new person? stop calling me !

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