NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 18:07:49 -0600
Subject: Re: Do-Not-Call list success
From: "David W."
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 18:07:49 -0600
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Greenberg) wrote in news:bor5mb$dpj$1
> In article ,
> Me wrote:
>>Wow! For the past few weeks, since the National Do-Not-Call list went
>>into effect, the number of telemarketing calls I have received here in
>>New Jersey has dropped to nearly zero. Previously, I would get messages
>>on my answering machine at leaast three or four times a week for
>>satelite service, free vacations, hokey job opportunities, etc. In the
>>past few weeks, I don't think a single telemarketing message has been
>>recorded by my answering machine.
> Likewise. Since the ban went into effect, I have gotten no live calls
> and only one on my answering machine. I am not even sure what the
> recorded message was selling as it was very vague and gave an 800 number
> to call (I didn't).
>>Finally, relief from those telemarketing scum is at hand!
I still get several "Caller Unknown" entries on my caller ID each week.
However, the investment banking company that used to call every day has
finally stopped. The interesting thing with them is that there was never a
person on the line, even when I waited for a considerable length of time
(to tell them off, of course :-), and when I called the number back, a
recoding told me that if I wanted them to stop calling me, please leave my
name, address and phone number. Yeah, right!