DO NOT CALL List Loopholes

Long after signing up for the national DO NOT CALL list, the calls continue. Most of them ring in about dinner time. Often, there is a three second delay before the harassing caller comes on the line. That delay provides me with an opportunity to hang up if I react quickly enough.

There are some legal loopholes that available to those who call. For example, when the law was written, our politicians exempted themselves for DO NOT CALL provisions. I guess they felt that their vote and money gathering messages were something we just had to hear.

There are loopholes used by some businesses. This link describes our growing problem.

We can always file a complaint but there are more callers than I have time to complain about.

Here is another suggestion that just may cause your name and number to be removed from their call list. When the caller asks for you by name, claim to be a care-giver. Tell the caller that the person they are calling is no longer able to conduct personal business.

Those employed to make these calls have a tough and thankless job. I understand that and do wish them every success in finding a better job. Until then, sorry but I am not interested.

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During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
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3 Responses to DO NOT CALL List Loopholes

  1. allenrizzi says:

    There is a system for fining abusive telemarketers but there are loophole there too. I just add the numbers to my blocked list (getting very fat) and move on. Like you said Bill, who has the time to mess with bozos.

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  2. The best way to deal with these robo-calls is call screening via caller ID. I never answer the phone unless I recognize the caller. By keeping the directory up to date on your phone, your “real” contacts – friends, businesses, acquaintances, and relatives (notice I listed relatives last) – will show up on the little screen (or be announced, if you have a spoken word feature), and leave little doubt as to who is calling. If you don’t recognize the name or number, and the call is one other than a robo-call, they’ll leave a message. Carpe diem! 🙂

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