It's Easy To Sign Up Anyone For The Do Not Call List
from the not-so-easy-to-get-off dept
Earlier this month, I wondered why it was so easy to find anyone's phone number on the Do-Not-Call list. Since the list appeared to be open, it sounded like it was ripe for abuse. Of course, not only is it easy to find out if someone is on the list, it's easy to add anyone to the list - even accidentally. The Washington Post tried to look up whether or not the phone numbers of certain judges (who might hear cases about the list) were on the list already. However, they got confused by the interface and screwed up, accidentally adding those phone numbers to the list. They then discovered that it's not so easy to get such mistakes off the list, because you need to call from that number. I can definitely understand why they made the list easy to get on, but you do have to wonder about the fact that anyone can simply sign up anyone else for the list. Already, one of the top opponents of the list says he was placed on the list by someone else, and needed to call from home to get the number removed.