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What Are "Do Not Call" Lists?
The national "Do Not Call" list allows people to register in order to stop receiving calls from telemarketers. State lists differ from national lists in a few key ways:
- National lists require an individual to allow three months for telemarketers to stop calling, at which point the "Do Not Call" regulations are put into effect and telemarketers may no longer call that individual to solicit money or services.
- State lists are beneficial because while one is waiting for the three month period to expire under the national list, one has from telemarketers.
- The national "Do Not Call" list is enforced in every state.
Does the National List Restrict All Telemarketers from Calling?
No. Political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors may still call a number that is on the national "Do Not Call" list. In addition, any company with which you have an existing relationship can still call. The only way a telemarketer will be able to call your number is if you request, in writing, that the company do so.
Is There Any Other Means of Restricting Telemarketers from Calling?
Yes. You may ask a telemarketer to put you on their own "do not call" list and they are obliged to honor your request. This applies even to political organizations and charities. However, in most cases telemarketers do not respect their own do not call lists, which is a reason why a state and national do not call list came into existence.
Should I Contact an Attorney?
You should consider contacting an attorney for advice. While being bombarded with calls from telemarketers during the evening may interfere with family functions and cause much disarray. Your attorney can alleviate your situation by filing a complaint with the proper authorities as well as determine whether you are entitled to any damages if the calls cause substantial harm.
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Last Modified: 08-05-2014 03:03 PM PDT
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