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Left no message caller I'd says unavailable
Pizazz gal
 Mar 29th, 2013
When I called back it said it was DirectTv, but I don't think it is. I have DirectTv & when they do call it shows up on the caller id as DirectTv...and they leave a message...these guys did not. I think it's bogus.
Linz
 Mar 17th, 2013
Fine, JJ .... Drop your registration tomorrow and enjoy the new flood of sales calls. It'll be like 2002 all over again, when you had to chase down every single caller to revoke contact permission.

I'd almost forgotten that both DirecTV and Dish Network have been sued by the FTC more than once for Telemarketing Sales Rule violations.

Consumers Asked DISH Network to Leave Them Alone, But FTC Says Calls Kept Coming
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/08/dish.shtm

DirecTV, Comcast fined for violating call rules
http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2009/04/directv%2C-comcast-fined-for-violating-call-rules
Resident47
 Oct 05th, 2012
CALLED OUR HOME
I DID NOT ANSWER, THEY DID NOT LEAVE MESSAGE ON ANSWER MACHINE
WE ARE ON DO-NOT-CALL LIST
RITA HINTON
 Oct 05th, 2012
I've been registered on the DNC list since it began. I have never had DirectTv, never called them, never even thought about calling them. They are breaking the law, such as it is. Apparently they don't care.

There would not be any websites such as this one if it was effective.
jj
 Sep 17th, 2012
JJ, here's how the FTC has ''duped'' you while taking action to control illegal nuisance callers. Hope you have a few free hours to read it all.

Enforcement of the Do Not Call Registry (summary, links)
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/reporter/donotcall/enforcement.shtml

Enforcement Action Announcements - Alphabetical
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/donotcall/cases.html

Press Releases - Chronological
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/donotcall/mediacenter.html

It's unrelated to this thread, but here's an action against a credit reprice scammer:

Jury Convicts Woman In $25 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scheme
http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/press/2011/11-07-11.html


800Notes comments tend to point to marketing calls from or affiliated with DirecTV. If you are their customer, you have an Established Business Relationship which exempts sales calls related to the TV provider. You have to remove permission to call yourself. ALL OF THIS is explained to you if you take the few minutes to review the FTC material you are prompted to see by the DNC registration site. You cannot be ''scammed'' or ''duped'' before you have done your due diligence to actually comprehend the terms of a service you sign onto.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm
Resident47
 Sep 15th, 2012
We've been scammed. We've been duped into believing the federal gov't would spend our tax money to help us with all these telemarketers, scammers and fraudsters and yet they did nothing but create a website giving us a false sense of security.

Really, have you heard about ANYBODY ever fined or prosecuted from reports thru the DNC law?
jj
 Sep 15th, 2012
I'm at my wits end with the endless hangups from this and other numbers. I owe nobody therefore it must be msrketers I'm ready to rip the phone out. Why have a law if its never enforced?
fedup
 Aug 22nd, 2012

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