The last I heard it was an $11,000 fine to call a phone number that was listed on the National Do Not Call List. I have been on the list since it started. And, for the most part I really haven’t been bothered by telemarketers. It’s really never been a problem at all, until October of this year…just before the Presidential election. Then, the calls started flooding my home. Hmmm,,, I thought, very peculiar. I probably got about 5 a week.
So, I checked my registration at the Do not Call website and confirmed that my information and phone numbers were in fact still registered. The information indicated that a registration does not expire.
The calls continued to flow in, even after the election. Each new call I received, I told the solicitor to please not call me any longer as I was on the Do Not Call Registry. So, I reregistered. I know that it takes 31 days for the telemarketers to take you off their lists.
I waited my 31 days, and STILL I am receiving sales calls, from all different types of places. I verified my registration and I am in fact registered.
I just don’t get it.
Why am I receiving telemarketing calls when I am on the National Do Not Call Registry?
Has anyone else had this problem before?
This article is authored by Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR.