Posted • November 9, 2010 • 2 Comments
NO TRUTH TO RUMOR THAT CELL PHONE NUMBERS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO TELEMARKETERS
Without redaction there must be a retraction or at least a clarification.
My last post wasn’t completely true. Cell phone numbers won’t be given to telemarketers. Although the phone number I gave you is correct for the National Do Not Call Registry.
Some of the other information I gave you about the National Do Not Call Registry is also wrong.
Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. [more]
Washington, DC — For several years there has been a rumor circulating, mostly by e-mail, that a nationwide directory of cell phone numbers will be made available to telemarketers, and that consumers will start receiving telemarketing calls on their cell phones.
There is no truth to this rumor.
- Cell phone numbers are not being released to telemarketers
- FCC rules prohibit the use of autodialers and prerecorded messages to call cell phones without the consumer’s consent
- Most telemarketers are barred from contacting consumers on their cell phones
- Consumers may register their cell phone numbers as an extra protection against unwanted telemarketing calls
- Most telemarketing calls to cell phones would be illegal regardless of whether the number is listed on the National Do Not Call Registry
More information on the National Do-Not-Call Registry.
Learn more about the rumor.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.
Before I released the last post I checked out the phone number and it was the National Do Not Call Registry. I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. :-$
My apologies for spreading a rumor but at least now I have my cell number listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. :-}
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