Consumers - Fight Back With FTC's Do Not Call Registry

Written by James H. Dimmitt

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CAUTION: There have been reports of scam artists and identity thieves calling people to request or confirm personal information for this new registry. The FTC has posted this warning to consumers on their web page:

“The FTC will not allow private companies or other such third parties to "pre-register" consumers forrepparttar national Do Not Call registry. Web sites or phone solicitations that claim they can or will register a consumer's name or phone number on a national list – especially those that charge a fee – are a scam. Consumers will be able to register directly withrepparttar 113513 FTC, or through some state governments, but never private companies.”

Consumers should also be aware that some types of telephone solicitation are exempt fromrepparttar 113514 do-not-call protection. Companies from which you have purchased, leased or rented from inrepparttar 113515 previous 18 months are exempt. Also charities, surveys, and calls on behalf of politicians will be exempt from this service.

The National Do Not Call Registry does not cover business to business calls.

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STOP Telemarketers Dead In Their Tracks

Written by Jim Edwards

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Log on to and clickrepparttar "Register a Phone Number" link.

The service allows you to register up to 3 phone numbers, so you can even put your cell phone onrepparttar 113512 do not call list.

Once you register a phone number,repparttar 113513 website will send you a confirmation email with a link you must click before your phone number gets added torepparttar 113514 database. ** Some common questions people ask aboutrepparttar 113515 National Do Not Call Registry include: ** How soon after I register will I notice a reduction in calls?

If you register by August 31, 2003, you will start receiving fewer telemarketing calls by October 1, 2003.

If you register after September 1, 2003, telemarketers covered byrepparttar 113516 National Do Not Call Registry will have up to three months fromrepparttar 113517 date you register to stop calling you.

How long until my phone number shows up inrepparttar 113518 registry?

After you register, your phone number will be available for telemarketers to remove it from their call lists byrepparttar 113519 next day.

Telemarketers will have up to three months to get your phone number and remove it from their call lists.

What if a telemarketer calls me after I've signed up?

As long as you haverepparttar 113520 telemarketer's company name or phone number you can file a complaint online throughrepparttar 113521 "File a Complaint" page onrepparttar 113522 website.

For more information, log on to today.

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