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04 April 2008


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Gee, something we actually agree on. BTW, signing up for the national registry still doesn't stop the bastards. I've tried. Now they just claim to be "surveys". Or they can still call you if you've ever done any business with them in the past.

The only thing that works for relatively small companies is to call the manager at work, interupting him and telling him that since you're being interupted at home by his telemarketing, you're repaying the favor. Had about a 90 percent success rate with this. Of course if the organization is too big, you're out of luck.


My understanding is that you have to be a current customer of a company for them to be able to call you -- although, I don't know how "current" is defined.

Also, non-profits and political candidates are excluded from the registry.

Last, if you ask a telemarketer to be taken off their list, they're legally bound to do so. If they, in fact do, is anybody's guess.

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