Passing it on - worth a try to get rid of a few pesky telemarketers
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:47 AM
Subject: If you want to sign up in the "Do Not Call" registry - to stop telemarketers from calling you!
Published Thursday July 31st, 2008(Embedded image moved to file: pic00943.gif)A6THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA - Canadians will be able to register on a do-not-call list to screenout pesky telemarketers starting Sept. 30.The date announced Wednesday by the Canadian Radio-television andTelecommunications Commission is 2 1/2 years after the commission startedits formal process to set up the registry, and five years after do-not-calllegislation took effect in the United States.The CRTC's arrangement will enable Canadians who do not want to becontacted by telemarketers to register their phone numbers. There will be no charge for this.
Telemarketer calls will not cease immediately, the federal regulatorcautioned, as callers will have 31 days to update their phone lists.And unsolicited calls will continue to be permitted from charities,political parties, pollsters, newspapers seeking subscriptions andcompanies with which customers have existing business relationships.
If consumers continue to receive non-exempt calls 31 days after they haveregistered, they will be able to file complaints with the nationaldo-not-call list operator.Bell Canada (TSX:BCE) was named last year as operator of the registry,under a five-year contract.To put their numbers on the list, Canadians will be able to log on towww.LNNTE-DNCL.gc.ca as of Sept. 30, or call 1-866-580-DNCL (3625).For the hearing impaired, the toll-free number will be 1-888-DNCL-TTY(1-888-362-5889).
Thanks Bob A.