Archive for December, 2009

Australian National Do Not Call Registry

December 26th, 2009

You can bet that telemarketing companies in Australia are wishing they had a company like Do Not Call Compliance at their disposal right now! Recent reports claim that the well-known Australian Communications and Media Authority group, known as the ACMA recently failed to adequately educate consumers on what the Do Not Call Registry is and how to successfully use it to discontinue receiving telemarketing or solicitous calls.

The Australian version of the National Do Not Call Registry is known as the Do Not Call Register, or the DNCR, and is fairly new to the country. The Do Not Call Register was put into effect in the spring of 2007. Since its inception, Australian statistics report that 3.83 million numbers have been registered to the Do Not Call Register, out of an estimated 20 million eligible numbers.

However, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has now come under scrutiny for apparently failing to educate consumers on how the Do Not Call Register works. This means that consumers who may want to register their numbers on the list, or who may have registered their numbers but are still receiving unwanted calls are unaware of how to resolve their problems. Clearly, while the Australian Do Not Call Register is a step in the right direction, there is still work to be done.

If you manage telephone marketing representatives who make sales calls to residential (non-business) consumers to solicit a product or service, or if you make those types of calls yourself, give Do Not Call Compliance a call today. We would be happy to scrub all of your call lists against the American National Do Not Call Registry, ensuring that all of your calls are fully Do Not Call compliant. Please call us at 800-930-7252 today; we look forward to hearing from you.

Wisconsin State Do Not Call List

December 3rd, 2009

Today, November 30, 2009, is the last day on which Wisconsin residents can opt to have their phone numbers put on the Wisconsin State Do Not Call List. Wisconsin residents are given this opportunity every two years, although this year the rules are a bit different.

Though Wisconsin natives will still have the opportunity to block calls from companies and solicitors, the Wisconsin State Do Not Call Compliance laws do not apply to politicians, political parties, or non-profit organizations. Phone calls from these organizations will not be blocked and are not subject to state and federal Do Not Call Compliance rules.

If you place phone calls for a non-profit agency or political party, it may still be important to scrub your call lists for other states, which may or may not have rules similar to that of Wisconsin. We here at Do Not Call Compliance, however, will be happy to assist you in all your Do Not Call list scrubbing needs, and can help you decide which Do Not Call databases from particular states you need to scrub, or if you qualify as a political party or non-profit agency. For example, phone calls from the governor of your state may be exempt from the Do Not Call Compliance rules, but phone calls from a printing company that prints signs supporting the governor may not be exempt.

If you need telemarketing or lead lists scrubbed for Do Not Call Compliance, give us a call today at 800-930-7252. We would be happy to scrub all your lists and make sure you are fully compliant with all federal and state Do Not Call rules and regulations this holiday season.