Enforcement of the Do Not Call List is totally obscure. I have filed my second complaint with the FCC regarding telemarketing and robo calls on my cell and landline. In filing the second complaint I have provided a list of approximately 40 numbers from May - July with as much information on each of them as possible. I understand there are some organizations that are exempt such as political (which I totally disagree with) but the calls are out of control and these people know they won't be touched. Not that they can not be they just aren't. Since filing the last complaint I continue to receive these calls and have begun to use the *57 trace componet. I have also found that there is one number in particular that will not trace. I have had two more calls from this number since filing and I can not trace them. I do have a couple of others that I have two traces on each. I am told it takes 3. But then what, do I have to hire an attorney to go after these people when there is an agency that should be doing their job. I am disabled with a very ill mother. It is an effort sometimes to answer my phone and I must make the attempt because of my mother. I want to answer my phone for only those that are to call. One robo call in particular will not disconnect upon hang up. Their entire message is played first. I know this because after hanging up on them I needed to place a call and could not get a clear line, simply because they weren't finished with their message. What if I have an emergency and I can not get my line cleared. I pay a phone bill monthly, I am on time. You would think we have the right to have only the incoming calls that we choose!!! And I would think I could have a dial tone when I need. I believe a robo call is suppose to give you an option to opt out at the beginning of their message. That never happens.......BUT......why do we have to opt out of their call list when we are already on THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST!!!! I have ranted enough but I am not done. It would also be nice to have someone acknowledge they have recieved our complaints
Kathy Feingold commented
I don't understand why this sham of a list even exists. Within the last 5-6 months unwanted calls have increased dramatically. IS ANYONE AT THE FCC ENFORCING THE DO NOT CALL LIST??? A Life Alert knock-off calls twice a day, every day, from multiple phone numbers. I just went through my caller ID and during the last 2 weeks we've had 68 telemarketing calls. This is insane. Why can't you enforce this??
Why can't the FCC do something to stop private companies from taking over telephone service, in jails/prisons, in the states, (Virginia). Inmates are charged up to 50 cents a minute, and this is for local calls. When is this government going to protect the people, from 'BIG' business.
You are so right. Another case, where the government refuses to do their job. The 'do not call list', is a 'BIG' joke. Just like the rest of the government.