Anti-telemarketing list opens

By Julio Franco
Jun 27, 2003
  1. Federal officials said consumers are now able to place their home and mobile telephone numbers on a free, national "do not call list" of households that do not want to receive telephone sales calls, by logging on to or calling 1-888-382-1222.

    Telemarketers who call numbers on the list after Oct. 1 will face penalties of up to $11,000 per call, as well as possible lawsuits from consumers and state attorneys general.

    Read more: CNet News.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Now all we need is the ability to add our addresses to a "do not spam" list of e-mail addresses and everything will be cool!
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Reminds me of a small "lecture" made by a young american about the cultural difference between Australia and US. I was suprised to hear that americans receive calls of more 9 a day from these telemarketing ppeople. Very nasty indeed.
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Y'n'W...dont worry, youll get your chance; when the telemarketers get the boot from the US they will move their operations down under.
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