Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Do not call?

All of a sudden we have been overwhelmed with spam phone calls. It seems in the last few weeks there has been ten or more every single day. I knew I had put all of our phone numbers on the Do Not Call list, but all of a sudden…

So I checked, and guess what. When I first registered all of our phone numbers back in 2005 it was ONLY for FIVE years! That meant that I had to reregister all those numbers again! And I did just that.

At least now I won’t have to ever do it again, unless we change phone numbers, which I do not plan to do. Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 guarantees that 30 days after you register you should not receive any phone spam. So I only have to put up with those calls for another 29 days…. I hope.

But there are all those exceptions… politicians can bother us all they want to. Right now I dare any politician to call me, I have a thing or two to tell them. Grrrrrr…

Now, don’t you wish there was a Do Not Email registry to get rid of all the spam we get via email? I sure do!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for the heads up - I have noticed we are receiving those calls again and I had no idea why. I have re-registered all our phone numbers and will be waiting those same 29 days with you to stop the garbage. THANK YOU!

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  2. Oh come on! You mean you don't need any of those fabulous things they are offering in your inbox?

    Sorry for the sarcasm. I just dumped a bunch of ads for viagra, enlargement products, and hot chicks that want to meet me. Now if there were ads for thread, fabric, or chocolate, that would be a whole different story!

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  3. The Do Not Call list is a joke. We get calls all the time. Usually if it is a 800 number I don't bother to answer the phone. When it looks local and I tell them we are on the Do Not Call List, they get nasty. I thought they were supposed to check this list before they called you.

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