Guess how hard it is to get phone numbers off of the federal do not call list? You just have to ask, and they will give it to you for no charge (up to five area codes). No verification of the registration information is required, so feel free to sign up as many times as you like with random information each time.I was able to verify that a sales database that someone is trying to sell me (for way too much money) does at least remove our phone number from the list. I don't know if I will end up using the database, it costs a lot of money to advertise, and I don't know how likely people are to sign up with Lime Daley from a random advertisement.

It is interesting, seeing a little bit of the advertising world during this free trial period.
Posted by Jon Daley on March 1, 2006, 12:08 pm | Read 9224 times
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Do you mean "get a list of numbers that are on the do not call list" or "take your number off the list so people will call you again"? I first thought the latter, but reading the whole post makes me think you mean the former.
Posted by joyful on March 1, 2006, 1:52 pm

the former.
Posted by jondaley on March 1, 2006, 2:06 pm

That does make sense -- I mean, if you're going to make random phone calls you need to know who is on the Do Not Call list. Otherwise you risk a hefty fine. Not that the risk seems to have stopped some of the people who call us.
Posted by SursumCorda on March 1, 2006, 2:31 pm

Right, that is what a friend said too. I assumed there would be some sort of verification that the person requesting the data is an actual vendor, actually someone from the US, any verification at all.
Posted by jondaley on March 1, 2006, 2:32 pm

Also check out Opt Out Prescreen to fight junk mail; that's what piles up at my house, and besides being annoying, it's an amazing amount of waste. Thanks for your link. fak3r
Posted by fak3r on March 24, 2006, 11:17 am
 
   
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