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Tony Bradley, PCWorld Nov 11, 2011: How to Stop Telemarketing Calls to Your Mobile Phone
How to Stop Telemarketing Calls to Your Mobile Phone
Retrieved Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Nov 11, 2011
Everyone has encountered a telemarketing call. It may be a robocall directing you to vote for some political candidate, or perhaps some local organization seeking donations. But, most people are used to getting those calls on their home land line, not their mobile phones. Telemarketers are increasingly targeting mobile phone numbers, though, so here is what you need to do to stop--or at least minimize--those annoying calls.
There is a common misperception that mobile phones are somehow inherently protected against telemarketing solicitations. Unfortunately, that is not true.
There are two easy ways to add you mobile phone number to the FTC Do Not Call registry:
FTC Website: https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx
Call Directly: 1-888-382-1222
Read much more: http://www.pcworld.com/article/243664/how_to_stop_telemarketing_calls_to_your_mobile_phone.html
Related: FTC National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency.
Information for Consumers. Click here if you would like more information on how to register, what registration means for you, what calls are covered and more.
Information for Businesses. Click here for answers to some common questions from telemarketers and sellers.
Information for the Media. Click here for media materials related to the National Do Not Call Registry.
ENFORCEMENT OF THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
The FTC takes aggressive legal action to make sure telemarketers abide by the Do Not Call Registry. To date, the Commission has brought 105 enforcement actions against companies and telemarketers for Do Not Call, abandoned call, robocall and Registry violations. The Mortgage Investors litigation produced the largest settlement for Do Not Call violations, resulting in civil penalty payments of $7.5 million. To date, 80 of these FTC enforcement actions have been resolved, and in those cases the agency has recovered over $41 million in civil penalties and $33 million in redress or disgorgement.
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