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FTC is inviting comments on National Do Not Call List

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  1. Brooks

    Brooks Guest Thread Starter

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    The FTC is inviting comments on the new national Do No Call List. I have already sent them my comments about this proposed list. (I am in favor of it). I invite all others to go and let our government (for those of us in the US) know what you think.


    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/donotcall/index.htm
     
  2. JewisHeritage

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    Brooks: Your signature line ...
    Was not that OJ's defense?;)
     
  3. Rep

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    Certainly. Do send them your opinion. Also, let your local federal Reps know your opinion as well.

    BTW - If you e-mail your U.S. Rep or Senator, include your home address and phone number. I hate it when people do not let me know that info. I never know if I am communicating with a constituent of mine or somebody that lives in Paris, London or...
     
  4. cwolfe98

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    Tennessee started the "Do not call list" in spring 2000. Of course I signed up for it. Then shortly after, (a few weeks) the phone stopped ringing. That's right, now I do not get any telemarketing or sales phone calls.! :D The only calls you can get are from non-profit orgs and/or a company you currently have business with. (Such as AT&T long distance) However, I rarely even get these calls anymore. :D
     
  5. Rep

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    I hope us politicians are not blocked out!!!:D
     
  6. Brooks

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    Rep,

    I always make sure when I talk to my Senator or Representative that I include my name and address. I want him to know that I am in his district and that I am concerned with how he votes on issues.


    cwolfe98,

    Alabama has a Do Not Call list also, but it excludes a lot of organizations. Usually the ones that are the worst offenders.
    The following is a list of exemptions to the Alabama Law. This appears to have been written for appearances, just to say we have a "do not call list".


    Solicitations for an isolated transaction
    not done in the course of a pattern of repeated transactions

    Calls for religious, charitable, political,
    educational, or other noncommercial purposes or someone soliciting for a nonprofit
    corporation, including rural electric cooperatives

    Calls from anyone who doesn't intend to
    complete a sale during the call or who doesn't make the major sales presentation during
    the call. Also, anyone who doesn't complete the sales presentation during the call but who
    completes the sales presentation at a follow-up meeting

    Solicitations from any licensed securities,
    commodities, or investment broker, dealer, or investment adviser

    Solicitations from any licensed associated
    person of a securities, commodities, or investment broker, dealer, or investment adviser,
    when soliciting within the scope of his or her license

    Solicitations for the sale of a newspaper,
    periodical, or magazine

    Solicitations for a book, video, or record
    club or contractual plan or arrangement

    Solicitations from a commercial bank, trust
    company, savings and loan association, mutual savings bank, credit union, industrial loan
    company, consumer finance lender, commercial finance lender, or insurer

    Solicitations from any licensed insurance
    broker, agent, customer representative, or solicitor

    Solicitations for the sale of cable
    television services

    Solicitations for some types of
    business-to-business sales

    Solicitations for sales or advertising in a
    catalog, periodical, or magazine of the seller's merchandise or ad purchasers, merchandise
    to prospective purchasers

    Solicitations for maintenance or repair
    contracts for goods that were bought from the solicitor

    Solicitations from a telephone company or
    utility company regulated by the Alabama Public Service Commission

    Solicitations for funeral services

    Solicitations from a licensed commercial
    telephone seller

    An issuer or a subsidiary of an issuer that
    has a class of securities subject to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15
    U.S.C. Section 781)

    Solicitations for telephone answering
    services

    Solicitations for transactions regulated by
    the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Solicitations for the sale of food or
    produce if for less than $500

    Solicitations to consumers who have an
    existing business relationship with the caller

    Solicitations from a retail business in
    operation for at least a year whose products or services are offered for sale at the place
    of business

    Solicitations for vacation time-sharing
    plans

    Solicitations from a telemarketing company
    with 75% of its contracts to exempt entities

    Solicitations for the sale of an annual
    publication of notable individuals


    This is not a complete list, you would have to check out the code of alabama section 8-19A-4 for a complete list of those that the list does not apply to.
     
  7. littlemar

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    From your list - who's left???? Someone sure made use of the loopholes.
     
  8. Rep

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    What a list of exemptions. I think the special interest groups worked hard on that one.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Brooks

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    That is why I am especially supportive of the national bill. I signed up for my states version, but it really does not good.
     
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