National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The main objective of the registry is to give consumers an opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls they receive. Nowadays, many companies use a call center (either internal or through a third party) to contact their prospects and clients. Not all consumers wish to receive these calls, however, and so the FTC works to protect the consumer by providing the National Do Not Call Registry. This helps consumers to eliminate, or at least limit, the telemarketing calls they receive.
The National Do Not Call Registry was created due to public demand. According to a survey, approximately 64,000 members of the public recommended a registry. From these results, it is very clear that people wanted help to stop the unwanted telemarketing calls they were receiving.
If you want to limit the unwanted telemarketing calls you receive, register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. Telemarketers will have 31 days to remove the number from their call lists. The phone number will then be in the registry permanently.
The registration process is very simple. Once you have registered your phone number you will receive a confirmation email. You must open the email and click on the link provided to complete the registration process. One individual can register up to three phone numbers. If you register more than one number you will receive emails for each one. It is possible only to register one phone number at a time and you must call from the phone you wish to register.
The National Do Not Call Registry works for you until your phone gets disconnected or until you ask to remove your number from the list. Consumers can also allow certain companies to have their numbers while being on a Do Not Call list for other companies. It is simply a case of calling the company in question and telling them to register your number on the list.