Retirement from the VA leaves me with the time to try my hand at blogging. Expect posts on my interests, singing, cycling, gardening and nifty new technology, maybe an occasional political rant or 2.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
DO NOT CALL LIST: A TELEMARKETER'S WHO TO CALL LIST
"Congratulations you and your family have been selected for our home security giveaway", sound familiar? This has been repeated multiple times per day for the last 2-3 weeks on our National Do Not Call Registry listed land line phone. Same Text, exactly the same inflection, clearly a recording. I did a quick check (incomplete read) o...f the law related and it appeared to prohibit telemarketing calls beginning with a recording no matter whether the call recipient is on the Do Not Call List or not.
It would appear we need existing laws better enforced more than we need new laws!
You can quickly register a phone # on the list, check if yours is registered or file a complaint about a violation on this page. I registered a complaint (offending #=406-351-4352, thanks to caller ID) this afternoon, checked our phones for listing, found my cell # wasn't listed and corrected same.
Does anyone have an account with a reverse search provider? I'd like to know who was placing the call so the FCC can have the name to attach to the complaint and publish it as much as possible to hopefully embarrass the offender and warn consumers away from this LAW BREAKER. I tried calling the # but there's no connection to any real human being, just another recording referring callers to dial 1to be added to their corporate Do Not Call list. Yeah, right, like that'd ever happen! Here's another Do Not Call consumer asset.