Why Do-Not-Call Lists Don’t Work Against Pollsters

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    May 09, 2014 11:49 PM GMT
    NYT: To stop annoying phone calls, you listed your telephone number on the national Do Not Call registry, and interruptions from telemarketers diminished. So why are you still getting uninvited calls from people in my profession, polling?

    The Do Not Call registry was established by the Federal Trade Commission in June 2003, following legislation that makes it illegal for telemarketers to call consumers with whom they did not have a previous business relationship. But polling organizations are exempt, along with charities, political parties and religious institutions.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/upshot/why-do-not-call-lists-dont-work-against-pollsters.html?hp
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    May 10, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
    And what of the robocall spammers? I've gotten a dozen calls from the same number this week that belongs to a spamming phone marketing company. icon_evil.gif
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    May 10, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    That information is fairly well known.



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    May 10, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidAnd what of the robocall spammers? I've gotten a dozen calls from the same number this week that belongs to a spamming phone marketing company. icon_evil.gif

    That's because they are foreign based using a U.S. phone number. If you notice, after coming from a certain number for a while, it will suddenly come from a different number. They get shut down on one number for violating the Do Not Call registry and start back again with a different number, kind of like rj sock accounts. Those spam caller ids that say "New Jersey Call" or "Illinois Call" are often not really coming from there.