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Re: National Do Not Call Registry has opened
From: Joe Abley <jabley () isc org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 22:12:02 -0400
On Monday, Jun 30, 2003, at 19:16 Canada/Eastern, Callahan, Richard M,
The FCC has, as of Thursday the 26th, adopted all aspects of the FTC
DNCR. Now all
long-distance phone companies
banks and credit unions; and
the business of insurance,
are fully covered and enforceable. count one for the good guys!!
Of course, it does nothing for people outside the US who get
cold-called by US-based telemarketers. It's almost understandable how
that could happen if you live in Canada, since Canadian numbers live in
the North American number plan, but I used to get called by people
trying to sell investment advice and long-distance calling plans while
I lived in Auckland.
It was occasionally amusing to keep them on the phone for about half an
hour, and then say "of course, you realise this is an international
call, there's no way I can buy what you're selling, and in fact this is
costing you vast sums of money". Until I realised that they thought
"international" meant out-of-state, and that they thought New Zealand
was a town in Southern California.
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