Technology enables telemarketers to dial numbers and deliver pre-recorded sales messages, known as robo calls.
To give consumers the ability to reduce the number of telemarketing calls they receive, the federal government passed a law in 2005 to allow the creation of a National DNCL that all telemarketers must respect and use.
The Do Not Call (DNC) Registry allows you to register your landline and cell phone number in one central database to limit the telemarketing calls you receive.
Once you register your phone number, telemarketers not exempt from the DNC Registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you.
Direct Marketing Association, a nonprofit organization, serves as the list administrator and updates the list and distributes it to telemarketers on a quarterly basis.
Once telemarketers obtains the list from DMA, they have 30 days to remove those names and numbers from their own calling lists.