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While I agree it's ''your dime, your time'', if we all ''just hang up, hang up'' in all caps, the calls will not stop. Someone has to at least try to identify the junk call sources so they can be punished. Seeing the scammers driven from their offices and perhaps jailed will hardly be a waste of time.
Resident47
 Sep 25th, 2012
JUST HANG UP!!!!....HANG UP! IS IT WORTH ALL THE TIME AND ENERGY YOU WASTE ON THESE FOOLS!?!?!?
RCCL
 Sep 25th, 2012
caller didn't say anything, just held on for 15 seconds before hanging up
xxx
 Sep 24th, 2012
Stella, a phone scammer gives an ''opt-out'' provision only for the illusion of legitimacy. Just as when one replies in any way to email spam, the first thing any response tells the phone scammer is that yours is a functional phone number which a live person just might respond to again. That is how your phone numbers become commodities, shared with and sold off to other criminals.

Your first stops for complaints can be the FTC and attorneys general. The FTC also maintains a complaint database for eventual enforcement. Instructions are found at the bottom of the Q&A page you were meant to read during DNC registration.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm

If you can find a domestic business behind your nuisance calls you may consider filing your own TCPA lawsuit. Private action is however often frustrated by how easily the scammers hide themselves behind spoofed numbers and shell companies. My comments on the alarm system dealers from two years ago in a thread linked below fills in some background, and the ''Stop Tom'' site gives you an idea of the current messy state of the problem.

401-401-0125) http://whocalled.us/lookup/401-401-0125
http://stoptomwithhomeprotection.wordpress.com
Resident47
 Sep 23rd, 2012
The call came in and it was a recording citing FBI and offering FREE security system in exchange for putting a sign on the yard. It said to press 9 if I wanted to be on their "do not call" list so I did and hung up. I wonder if I should have just not hung up. I am ALREADY on the National Do Not Call Registry. Why do they keep doing this and where does one report a violation of calling someone whose phone number is on the registry?
Stella
 Sep 22nd, 2012
It was a telemarketer selling GE alarm home monitoring systems. Charles there is a real dick and spewed some crap out of his assmouth. Runup their phone bill (as they don't hang up when they're done) by leaving them on mute with the line still active.
LiveeviL
 Sep 22nd, 2012
called both my home and my cell...no message left on either phone
dmk
 Jul 19th, 2012
You mean you want a sales rep to tell you where he works so you can start a lawsuit for ringing your DNC-registered phone number? Not likely ....
Resident47
 Jul 19th, 2012
They called from a different number last week and I followed the instruction to press 9 to get on the Do Not Call list. That action ended the call. Today, after listening to the FBI warning, I pressed 1 to talk to an operator. Someone named Terry came on, said the company was Home Protection Services. When I asked where they were located, he ended the call without answering. You'd think that a company that wants to protect your home would at least be willing to give their location.....
Ellen
 Jul 19th, 2012
Recorded message claiming we can receive a free home security system
TMG
 Jun 27th, 2012
They keep calling but never leave a message. Caller ID is: Washington
Moe
 Jun 25th, 2012

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