Emergency Preparedness – Turning Off Telemarketers.
The objective of marketing is to get people to pay attention to a sales pitch. It’s dinnertime, the phone rings, and a telemarketer from India, the Philippines, or even Panguitch wants to talk to you.
Congress to the rescue. The FCC was instructed to set up a DO NOT CALL list (www.donotcall.gov) some years ago – (888) 382-1222. Rules are: 1) you must call on the phone you want protected, and 2) you must be the phone bill payer. One phone, one call, and that’s all it takes to stop the hassle. The protection is for 5 years and, if you get unwanted calls, a name or number will get the reported caller fined.
Now for the scary part. As of Sept. 30, 2005, not only may landline users be billed for long distance fees from unwanted telemarketers, but solicitors will also be able to call cell phone users.
To improve on bad budget and impulse buying habits, stop shopping. To control TV and Internet filth, disconnect. To stop annoying telemarketers, register each of your phone lines today.
Now, if we could just stop junk mail! ! ! ! ! !
For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.