Telemarketing Block

Written by Amy Hall
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The new telemarketing block is the National Do Not Call List. This list consists of registered phone numbers of consumers who do not wish to be contacted via the telephone in their homes by solicitors. Any telemarketing company that knowingly or unknowingly dials a number that is on this DNC list, risks having an $11,000 fine imposed on them.

There is now DNC software available to help telemarketing companies comply with this new Do Not Call Law. Companies can also visit the FTC's site for telemarketers and download state and national lists onto their desktop for quick reference. It costs $25.00 per list if more than five area code lists are ordered.

The Effective Telemarketing Block

Registering your number on the DNC List is really the way to go to stop unwanted phone calls by solicitors. It's is very easy to register, and will only take a few minutes of your time. You can register by either calling a toll-free number at 1-888-382-1222 from the number you wish to register.

You can also register via the Web by logging onto the FTC's site for consumers at WWW.DONOTCALL.GOV. Once you submit your information, it will take three months to go into affect. At that time, you should notice that the Telemarketing block has really taken place because the amount of unwanted phone calls to your home by solicitors should dramatically drop-off.


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