A Few Words About The National Do Not Call Registry:

Do You Know What You Should About The National Do Not Call Registry?

Even though the National Do Not Call Registry has been in existence for several years, many consumers, unfortunately, still do not fully understand how it works. If you're not up to speed on what this registry is or what it can do for you, here are some things you need to know...

What is the National Do Not Call Registry?

The National Do Not Call Registry is a list that consumers can register their phone numbers with. If you register with the National Do Not Call Registry, the number of telemarketing calls you receive will decrease (or so it would seem). However, signing up for the National Do Not Call Registry will not stop all the calls. Some companies don't play by the rules and you'll need to report those who don't.

How It Works

It’s fairly simple to sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry. If you're tired of telemarketers interrupting your dinner, it's definitely worth the time it takes to sign up. To sign up for the registry, go to the registry's website.

Businesses Need Not Apply

One thing to keep in mind before signing up is that the registry is not for businesses. Only home numbers can be registered. Sure those business-to-business salesmen can be annoying. The registry, however, will not protect you from them. .

Some Calls Still Get Through

Another thing to keep in mind is that even after you register your number with the National Do Not Call Registry, there will still be certain types of calls that you’ll receive.
Charities and telephone survey companies aren’t covered under the National Do Not Call Registry, so you’ll still receive calls from those companies. Also, if you’ve done business with a company in the past, you can receive calls from that business unless you specifically tell them to stop contacting you.

Remember, the registry isn't instant. It can take up to a month for companies to stop calling you once you have registered. While you’re waiting for your number to become active on the National Do Not Call Registry, you can ask telemarketers to remove your name from their list when the do call. They legally have to do so if you request it.

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