What's the Correct Site for the Do Not Call Registry

suziequeDecember 18, 2012

I've been getting lots of telemarketer/spam calls so I guess it's time to re-sign up. I googled it and came up with several sites. Once I started filling one out I wondered if it might simply be a fake site set up to get people's phone numbers and email addresses (required).

Maybe not, but does anyone know the "real" one?

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Look in your phone book for a telephone # There are two ( I think) numbers, one is for the state and one for national.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 4:44PM
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Note the dot GOV


    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 4:47PM
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Is it necessary to re-sign up? I just figured that so few are being prosecuted for violating the law that they go ahead and make the (mostly) robocalls anyway.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 5:40PM
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Here is the site for Canada. I had to call them recently and it does seem to have worked. I also renewed my listing as it was about to run out in 2013.

Here is a link that might be useful: Canadian Do Not Call site

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 5:54PM
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Thanks, all.

Sjerin, from what I understand, once you sign up, it's only good for 5 years and you need to sign up again. I didn't get many for a long time, but now they've started in full-force again.

As far as I'm concerned, signing up is better than not signing up, regardless of whether the violators are prosecuted or not.

I'm signin' back up now!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 8:30PM
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The US DNC list does NOT expire after 5 years. It used to but that was changed. From Donotcall.gov"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. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm"Also note:"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."

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 9:19PM
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I think the Do Not Call registry is a joke. It did seem to help for a while, but it's back to the same old, same old. I only wish I could convince the DH not to pick up the phone if the name is not displayed. He'd rather b!t@h and moan I guess.... Me...I don't answer if I don't recognize the number calling.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 3:41AM
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Thanks, Cynic. I didn't know that. I think I'll try it agan just in case, though. It's getting crazy. I do not pick up the phone if I don't know the ID, but often they stay on just until my machine picks up, and then I get a call registered and it's a pain.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:59AM
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I get a least one phone call a day from RACHEL at
cardholder services. ARg! She is recorded, but I have
pressed a number to speak to a human. Once I decided to
ask about credit card rates, it didn't really matter as we
pay ours off every month, but I was curious. The woman
asked what our percentage rate is, when I told her, she
HUNG up on ME! Hey, THEY called. sheesh. The other times I
have requested that they put me ON the do NOT call list.
I've done that many times to no avail.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 10:17AM
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