Does the 'Do Not Call' registry get ignored?

POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:15pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 2:47pm

The “Do Not Call” list started nearly ten years ago.

Back then, we had high hopes that it would stop all those aggressive telemarketers from calling us during dinner.

It seemed to work at first, but now some consumers are saying that the list is being ignored.

Federal and state authorities say the “Do Not Call” list is still part of the law, and once consumers put their name in the registry it stays there.
While it is important to report complaints against telemarketers, don't expect your phone to suddenly go silent.
If you are on the national “Do Not Call” list and you are still getting calls from telemarketers, you can submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission.

However, there are exceptions to the do not call list – charities, surveys, political campaigns and companies that have a direct business relationship with you can still call you without violating the list. 

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