Have you registered your number with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Do Not Call List? If not, you are in the minority. Over 72% of American adults and 150,000,000 phone numbers are currently listed.
Despite the many loop holes and exemptions, the Do Not Call List (DNCL) has proven to significantly reduce the number and frequency of telemarketing calls.
A survey conducted in October 2007 found the majority (59%) of respondents received far fewer telemarketing calls than they did prior to registration. Even better, 18% reported that telemarketing calls had ceased completely.
I can say without reservation, registering with the DNCL is the best way to limit the amount of unsolicited calls you receive. Recent revisions to the act have eliminated the expiration date, so your registration will last as long as you do.
A few things you should know:
* The FTC has said cell phone numbers are off-limits to telemarketers...but if you have received an unsolicited call on your cell, you may register this number along with your landline(s).
* One of the benefits of registration is that 31 days after signing up you can begin to file official complaints with the FTC.
* Registering your number with the DNCL can't guarantee results. Though fairly affective, the system isn't perfect. This is why we created CallerComplaints.com...to provide an additional outlet for frustrated consumers.
Warn others against telemarketers by registering with the FTC, filing a complaint, and reporting the perpetrators on CallerComplaints.com!