Does the Do Not Call List Work?
Unsolicited phone calls can be aggravating and annoying, but can they be stopped?
As far back as 1991, the FCC has tried to stop unsolicited phone calls. Original rules include the that anyone who calls has to provide his or her name, the company from which they are calling, and a number to be called back on. Calls could also not be made after 9 pm or before 8 am.
Now, with many people having caller id, ignoring solicitation calls has been made easier than before. You can also request your number be put on a national do not call list by visiting www.donotcall.gov . Each state also has it's own do not call list that can be found at www.naruc.org/commissions.cfm
With all the ways to identify and stop unwanted callers, unsolicited phone calls should be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, many companies find a way to still make the calls, even with a FCC fine as a threat.
So tell us , Peachtree Corners,
Are you getting more and more unsolicited calls even though you are on the Do Not Call List?