I registered with DoNotCall.gov in November 2003. You can have them send a registration confirmation to your e-mail to find out how long you’ve been registered. It tells me to wait 31 days from that date before the calls stop.
One group of calls has never stopped – the dreaded Florida Call. I get calls from a group of numbers in Florida which use an ominous sounding pre-recorded message which seems intentionally cut off on my answering machine. It says something like, “last message about your credit card.” Or, “this one last important courtesy message about your car’s warranty!” They must expect that I’ll check my caller ID and call them right back.
These are clearly solicitation calls coming to my phone number which is clearly registered with the Do Not Call registry. When I look the phone numbers up on the Web, I see lots of other people complaining about receiving soliciting calls from those numbers, and many of them complain that they are on the Do Not Call registry.
So how can this company (I’m assuming it’s one company in Florida) continue to call all these people for this long? Doesn’t the government take action against them after so many people report them on donotcall.gov? I know I report them, but then a week or two later I’ll get another call, telling me something important about my credit card…
For the record, here are the dates, times, and phone numbers that called me. I also include what they were calling about.
3/23/2009 12:04pm 561-649-9574 - car warranty going to expire
3/18/2009 10:57am 305-382-1991 - lower credit card rates
2/14/2009 9:46am 561-784-9844 - car warranty
1/13/2009 6:12p 850-432-3928
If you are also getting calls like this, report them at donotcall.gov – maybe they just need a large number of complaints before they can take serious action!