11-11-2008, 09:31 AM
The fear of Smell
Member Since: Jan 2007
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Originally Posted by aps45819
Who established that reporting a complaint against a caller was not effective?
Well, I am sorry you have to use a little reading comprehension; but that is exactly what my point was in my first post (quoted below). Reporting them to the DNC is worthless. MSM will claim that the FCC is stopping some of them, but that is not entirely the truth. It is a pile of these little unknown marketing companies that do the dirty work for conglomerates like Walmart, Lowes and the thousands of company products who know that in order to sell their sometimes worthless product, they have to get the word out (ie. extended auto warranty). They operate just like military recruiting, the more calls you make, the more people you get enlisted. I think I read somewhere that telemarketing companies have to purchase the DNC listing. So these little ad hoc marketing companies work off of illegal tactics and get away with it since we have a toothless legislation, a worthless FCC and a Congress that nobody wants except the people holding those positions. I mean, the American people are so dumb, they re-elect a Senator that has been convicted of felony fraud charges. And not one agency or organization is even blinking. and life goes on...
Originally Posted by DooDoo1402
Naw.. that isn't the problem. I've had my number on the DNC list since the induction of my phone service and I query and ensure that it is there often.. but we still get alot of telemarketers... and like the other person said, they hang up or get down right rude if you try to talk to them. If you ask who they are, they'll give you phoney info... it is out of hand again and unfortunately no one will do anything about it. The DNC is a worthless piece of legislation with no teeth... it was a hiccup in Congress just to shut up angry constituents. These lame companys who market for the big insurance companys and such are responsible. Report them and it goes nowhere. When is the last time anyone heard of a company getting puniched for not obeying the DNC list? Perhaps Z E R O!
The best thing one can do is screen the calls. If it is a *private* number... send it to the answering machine which should have a recording, saying, "if this is a telemarketing call, this number has been on the DNC list and we trace calls and you will be reported". That might stop some of them... Of course, if the caller id is *private*, not much you can do... especially since a majority of the nasty calls are done that way....
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