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The National Do Not Call List Registry Isn’t the End-All-Be-All
The NDNCR is a great resource, and is certainly the first line of defense in the telemarketing trenches. The battle is not won there. If you have read some of our other articles, it should come as no surprise to you that there are a few loopholes in the NDNCR. You should make yourself aware of them so you are not surprised later on.
#1 No Business Numbers
#2 Excluding #1, Not All Calls Can Be Stopped
#3 Yes, Political Campaigns
#4 Surveys, Not Just For Paper
#5 You Buy It, You Hear It
Once you enter into business with a company, them calling to follow up, offer other deals, or optional warranties is not at all a violation of the National Do Not Call Registry. They can still call you 18 months after you have done any kind of business with them. Again, you will have to ask them to remove your name and number from their calling lists. After which the consequences can be exactly the same as stated before. If you make an inquiry to a company, be it a application, quote, or otherwise, they can call you up to three months after. It is important to remember that if you make a specific request for the company not to call you, they are not allow, subsequent violations are punishable by fines.