Do Not Call Only Expected To Cut Down Only 25% Of Annoying Calls
from the not-very-useful dept
While millions and millions of people rushed to sign up for the national “do not call” list, they may not be so happy once they realize they’re still going to get plenty of calls. Some claimed that the telemarketing calls disappeared right away, even though the list hadn’t gone into effect. According to the article, that’s just because of seasonal issues – telemarketers don’t make as many calls in August. Overall, because of various loopholes, the article suggests being on the list will only cut the telemarketing calls you receive by 25%. They also point out that companies will find other ways to bug you. In fact, the article mentions that if you just call up a store to find out when they’re open, that’s an “implied relationship”, meaning that they can call you back for the next 3 months unless you explicitly tell them not to. One other bit of bad news: expect to receive more telemarketing calls at work. The laws don’t apply to business numbers, so many telemarketers hawking goods to home users are looking into just buying lists of business contacts. Never underestimate the abilities for a sleazy marketer who wants to contact as many people as possible.