No Really, Do Not Call

By: Nichole Vrsansky
By: Nichole Vrsansky

If you've signed up for the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call List, you may find yourself looking for a ‘No Really, Do Not Call List.’

Linda Dennis could be one of those candidates. She signed up for the registry as soon as she heard about it.

"I do a lot of business out of my home office and it was very disruptive to have phone calls everyday,” says Dennis.

But her phone hasn't completely stopped ringing. Dennis still gets a handful of calls every week. She handles it by simply saying:

"Please take us off your calling list. It does help and I do understand they're trying to do business as well, but it's our home and it's a private area."

Dennis Horton of the Better Business Bureau says of the nearly sixty million people on the list, about 150-thousand of them still get calls. Horton even gets complaints from some who claim their unwanted calls have actually increased.

"But the vast majority of people say yes the calls have decreased, but they haven't stopped," says Horton.

Horton says they probably won't stop either.

If your name is on the registry you can still get calls from companies you do business with:

"For instance, your credit card company can still give you a call, your phone company can still give you a call," says Horton.

However, if you are on the registry and are getting calls from people looking to do new business with you, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

You can do that online at www.ftc.gov.

Companies found to be in violation of the do not call registry are subject to an eleven thousand dollar fine per call.


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