Walker: What's stopping you from reporting, then? A faint comment here is hardly enough. File complaints with the FTC and attorneys general.

Mary Ann: Now that you've practiced your no-call request here, deliver it to the actual caller, which does not maintain this site or this web page.

The dirty secret is that many charity calls are placed by a commercial fundraiser, such as Associated Community Services, Dial America, Donor Services Group, Harris, InfoCision, MDS, and TeleFund. These non-sales calls are exempt from federal DNC, even though such call centers are very much for-profit and pocket most of what their periodic campaigns collect. At times the ''charity'' client is itself a closet profit enterprise, compounding the deception.

However, as commercial entities, these hired call centers are expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so you can kvetch about abandoned calls, bot calls to mobile phones, and so on.
Resident47
 Jan 09th, 2012
I would like to report this number......8668842839
santy walker
 Jan 05th, 2012
Please remove my name from your calling list and any mailing list you have. I am on a fixed income and cannot be a supporter of your organization anymore. Thank you.
Mary Ann
 Dec 17th, 2011

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