Do Not Call Registry - What You Need to KnowBy Home Security Source May 3, 2011 | 10:40:00 amPosted in: Personal Safety
The National Do Not Call Registry is a list managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state and local governments that limits the amount of telemarketer phone calls you receive.
Here is a quick look at what you need to know:
• To register visit the National Do Not Call Registry online
or call 1-888-382-1222.
• Once you register your phone number, telemarketers have 31 days to stop calling.
• Registering your number will not stop all calls. Certain political organizations, charities and surveyors still have the right to call.
• If you buy a product or sign up for a promotion the FTC considers this a business relationship, authorizing the company to contact you for up to 18 months. If you do not want to be contacted ask the company directly to take you off their list. If they do not comply they may face a $16,000 fine.
• Making an inquiry or submitting an application to a company will allow the company to contact you for three months.
• You may register up to three phone numbers at a time including your personal home phone and cell phone, but not a business or fax line.
• If someone calls offering to put you on the Do Not Call Registry, do not give away any personal information. The FTC does not use private companies or third parties to register consumers for the list.
• Your email and telephone information will be stored on a safe server regulated by the FTC. Telemarketers are required to check against the lists every 31 days.
• If you would like to file a do not call complaint visit the Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov
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