Jan 23

National Do Not Call Registry – A Failure?

The National Do Not Call List is designed to give consumers a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls.  I registered for this a long time ago – yet, still receive numerous telemarketing calls.  This is unacceptable.

On average, I receive two or more telemarketing calls per day.  These call are almost invariably outsourced so that the parent company themselves cannot directly be implicated with circumventing the registry.  This is dishonest marketing in my view, and I WILL NEVER do business with a company that asks me to buy something during my dinner or when I am trying to lay down my daughter for her afternoon nap on a weekend.  I have registered on the National Do Not Call Registry, and have regularly reported abuses, yet I still receive telemarketing calls on a daily basis.

I think this regulation needs more teeth – how about removing their business license if they call someone who has registered on the National Do Not Call Registry?  The business has changed their name or address?  Well, how tough is that?  Simply cross-reference addresses, names, etc. versus tax returns and new company registrations.  If someone is banned, simply stop them from doing business.

I have to ask myself; what is the point of a National Do Not Call Registry if it doesn’t work?  Why are we paying tax dollars to pay for it?

You can register your number on the National Do Not Call Registry, launch a complaint, or check your registration be clicking here.

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