The Union Recorder


July 9, 2014

FULLER: 'No call' registry is worthless

MILLEDGEVILLE — What ever happened to the “no call” registry? At the time it was all we heard about. The media went on and on about how the consumer was being bombarded with solicitor’s calls and we needed to be protected.

Well, we signed up for this protection.

We called and placed our number on that “no call” list. And I’m here to tell you we are, on average, getting 4 calls (or more) every day... yes, every day. Most callers want to fix our credit card account but, they add, there is nothing wrong with said account.

“This is an important call about your credit card account” is how they begin. We’ve listened to the entire recording and pressed “1” to get to a real person. I ask, “How can I get my number off....” and before I can finish my question, the line goes dead.

These callers have now evolved and are using personal home phone numbers to disguise their calls. You see, we’ve returned the call. Taking the number from our caller ID, only to find an unsuspecting consumer on the other end who was baffled as to why we were getting calls from his number. He DIDN’T call us.

Isn’t there some way to really protect the general public? I refuse to believe we are the only ones getting these calls. I had one service tell me to change my phone number. What? Thank you for listening and please help, if you can.


Pat Fuller


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