''Jim is an idiot'' spewed in April 2010: ''The DNC Registry covers ALL unwanted calls. It is an umbrella that completely covers the consumer ...''
This is a belief, not a fact, one shared by many people reporting to this site daily.
The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site *twice* coaxed you to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.
Four categories of non-sales calls are exempt. The only way you can get DNC or other consumer laws to cover a survey call is if you show a connection to a sales effort, as with the old Dove Foundation scam and the current headache caused by Monitronics and security system hawkers.
Resident47 Jul 29th, 2011
called at 11:55pm - no message.
doug in CT Jul 29th, 2011
figure if they don't want to let a message then it isn't important enough for me to call them.
Called at 8:12 PM. Didn't leave a message.
keep calling me and hanging up w/no one on the other end. Very annoying. I'm on the do not call list. They are NOT allowed to solicit on this list. I am trying to get a name an report them if they call back.
The poster "Jim" states that they are permitted to make calls to numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry. This is false information. The DNC Registry covers ALL unwanted calls. It is an umbrella that completely covers the consumer, there are no loop holes for the DNC Registry.
Jim is an idiot Apr 14th, 2010
Companies like this should leave a quick message, use better caller ID and put info about themselves out where we can find it to know who is calling. My phone is for my benefit, not theirs.
Several calls from this number, and after one of the calls I immediately began recieving crude text messages from the same area code from an employee who worked there from their private cell phone. I am continue to receive harassing text messages to this day and it has now been 3 weeks.
Got call from this company today. This company is a legitimate marketing research firm and if you call this number back you will get an explanation of who they are and what they do. This is the proper way to run a research marketing call center, and this company meets all requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1996 with the 2003 amendments in providing a callback number and information on who they are and what they do. Since this is a legitimate marketing research firm, they are permitted to make calls to numbers listed in the DNC Registry.