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Getting rid of telephone solicitors

 
 
Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 10:55 am
Actually, it's not so much getting rid of them as preventing them from calling me in the first place.

A year or two ago the government (or was it the phone company?) promoted a do-not-call list and after we put our name on it the phone was mercifully free of such pests. Lately they've begun again.

Does anyone know who to contact to get back on the do-not-call list?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 11:05 am
I am wondering if something is happening. I have had the same experience. For the first couple of years, I had no phone solocitation. In the last month though, I am getting a few, here and there. I think that I will re register.
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JPB
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 11:16 am
You have to re-register every five years. Non-profits and political pollsters are exempt from checking the list before calling

https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx
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Tomkitten
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 02:09 pm
Getting rid of telephone solicitors
Thanks, JPB. I've followed the link and registered my land line and my cell.

Phoenix - How are you?
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Eva
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 03:32 pm
JPB wrote:
You have to re-register every five years. Non-profits and political pollsters are exempt from checking the list before calling

https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx


Problem is, it's the non-profits and political calls I'd most like to block!
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Tomkitten
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 03:35 pm
Getting rid of telephone solicitors
Yes indeed, Eva. But this will help somewhat. Anyway, I'm all set until 2012.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 07:47 pm
I dont think that the political or non profits fall into the no-call rule do they?

We had not had our number for a week before the local news paper called ......4 times

Sherrif dept called 11 times ( i ignored the call.. they kept calling)

Political recordings

Small auto dial companies..


(urggghh)
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bermbits
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 08:20 pm
Also allowed to call you are business you are already doing business with - e.g. credit card companies, stores, etc.
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Eve
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2007 08:27 pm
I ask them if I will be paid for my time and then say "but presumably you are being paid for yours - now that just doesn't seem fair to me" and they usually fumble about looking for a reply while I hang up.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2007 05:13 am
Tomkitten- I'm fine, but things could be better! Laughing

Anyhow, I renrolled. The last call that I was getting multiple times, was from a carpet cleaning service. What pissed me off, was that it was a robot who was on the phone. This time, I waited to hear the entire message, instead of hanging up immediately. Sure enough at the end of the message, I was told that if I hat a certain button, I would be taken off their list. So I did that.
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