God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

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Shut Down Telemarketers

I'm serious this time. We get several calls a week at my place that are completely unnecessary, asking us to buy something, or offering us something, oir whatnot. You know, I happily don't watch TV, at all, and part of what I enjoy is not dealing with the marketing and commercial world...it's so wonderful to never see advertisements: no TV, I keep them blocked on my computer, all I deal with are print ads in occasional magazines and the crap they show before movies nowadays (well, and billboards, but what can ya do there?). So these people calling me and trying to get an ad into my space just annoys me....

So, keep an eye out here at the National Do Not Call Registry, which kicks in in July. The Federal Government created the national registry to make it easier and more efficient for you to stop getting telemarketing sales calls you don't want. You will be able to register online or by calling toll-free from the number you wish to register. Registration is free, so don't fall for anything you hear about paying for this service. The Federal Trade Commission—the nation's consumer protection agency—and the states will begin enforcing the National Do Not Call Registry on Oct. 1, 2003.

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