72 votesMatt commented
What most people do not understand is that the "unsolicited calls" that you are still receiving are (more than likely) not "unsolicited". Meaning, that *most website forms have a section within their Terms & Conditions that allow them to contact you (even if you are on the Do Not Call list). Long story short, if you've ever put your personal information into an online form, depending on their Terms & Conditions, they are legally within their right to contact you (as you've opted in to receive information from them).
Dear FCC, It would be nice to make public your "Do Not Call List" database (through an API would be fantastic). If the database were made public, programmers such as myself would be able to verify that a customer (or anyone who fills out an online form registration) is not on the list.
Although some owners of these "opt in forms" may still want to contact all persons that opt in through their form, some may treat the user differently if they knew they were on the Do Not Call list (or not contact them at all).
I am the owner of a Lead Generation Company and would LOVE to mark that a "sign up" is on the Do Not Call list so that my clients may choose to not call them altogether, or choose to treat that user differently (more cautiously).
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