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Do Not Call Telemarketing List
 by: Jane Wyvern

If you are one of many people fed up with telemarketers spoiling your evening or weekend with calls you will be glad to know that there is a solution in site. The Federal Communications Commission or FCC for short has been receiving numerous complaints from consumers and have decided to address this issue through the establishment of a Do Not Call Registry.

These rules were set up with the combined efforts of the FCC, the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) with its authority under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA. This registry applies to all states and included intrastate and interstate telemarketing calls. The only calls that are exempt are charities and non profit organizations.

Currently telemarketers are not able to call anyone with a number on the no call list. Consumers now have a choice in receiving numerous calls from telemarketers or receiving virtually none.

To get on the telemarketing no call list one must register with the Do Not Call Registry. Then once you have gone through the free registration process, you will be on the list for five years when you will have to renew it again. You can do this online or by phone however to register for the telemarketing no call list you must call from the phone you want to add to the list.

The telemarketers check the no call list a minimum of once per thirty one days and take off any phone number that has been registered in the database from their calling list.


This list does not prevent all telemarketing calls to be blocked. There are some exceptions. Here are some examples

*If you have set up a business relationship with an organization, they may call you

*If you have signed a written agreement to allow the organization to contact you.

*Any tax exempt non profit organization or charity may contact you

*Any call that has been solicited or is non commercial in nature is an exception.

About The Author

Jane Wyvern is an established freelance writer. You can find more of her writing at and

This article was posted on November 06, 2006


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