Tired of receiving unwanted calls at home or on your mobile phone? So was I…
Free service from the FTC.


About a week ago I started receiving 5 to 10 calls a day to my mobile phone. They were asking for random people, were calling from different numbers but all had the same hold music when I first answered the phone. Out of curiosity, I spoke to one of them for a bit. They wanted to confirm all of my personal information, including my social security number, before “taking me off their list.” Needless to say, this had all the characteristics of a phishing attack and I gave them no information.

After several requests to remove me and no progress, I decided to research my options. I had used the Do Not Call Registry in the past but wasn’t receiving unsolicited calls at the time so wasn’t able to gauge the effectiveness of the service. This time was different. The service gives solicitors 31 days to remove your number but in my case, the calls stopped within 2 days.


I also added my home phone and the usual 2 unsolicited calls a day that I receive there have stopped as well. I am very impressed with this free service provided by the FTC. There is even an escalation process for consumers in the event that the calls continue after 31 days. And registering is something you have to do only once for each of your phone numbers…the request does not expire unless you terminate or change your phone number.


Do I recommend: YES


To subscribe: https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx
Read their FAQ: https://www.donotcall.gov/faq/faqdefault.aspx


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