FCC Cracks Down on 'Robocalls'
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"Robocalls," those unsolicited, inhuman phone calls that always seem to come at the most inopportune times, may be one of the most annoying aspects of modern life.

Every night at dinnertime, marketers rev up their computers and dial countless numbers, ringing phones all over America. But as of today, after thousands of complaints, the Federal Communications Commission is going to require companies to get your expressed, written consent before they "robocall" or text you.

"Consumers who don't mind getting these calls can still get them," Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the FCC, told ABC News. "Those who don't want them don't have to."

However, there are still some loopholes. Nonprofit groups like your kid's school or your local church can still "robocall" you. So can politicians and pollsters.
Investigating Robocalls Watch Video

Also, if companies want to go old school, they can still have real human beings call you.

So what can you do to protect yourself?

1. Starting soon, anyone who "robocalls" you will have to give you an opportunity to opt-out of all future calls within the first two seconds of the call.

2. Go to DoNotCall.Gov and add your name to the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry requires that you re-up every five years.

3. If you're on the National Do Not Call Registry and you're still getting called, depending on which state you're in you may be able to sue the company.

4. Never give out your phone number on the checkout line when shopping.

Even if you take precautions, however, the truth is marketers will still try to find ways to reach you.

"It's like putting up a dam against a huge wave," said Chris Morran of Consumerist.com.

The government acknowledges this, but insists that today they struck a big blow against marketers, making dinner time in America much saner.
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HAHA....yeah (do not call.gov)

That crap doesnt work. I renew mine every year on that stupid website and I still get the stupid telemarketers every night.

They use the old we didnt know routine when asked why they called me.
Angry
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I hate the auto dialers that when you answer no one is there; I wait for the call back and tell them I don't appreciate their autodial testing to see if I'm home, then I hang up on them!
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Do what my partner and I do:
1) Take the call
2) Wait for the human
3) Ask the to hang on a moment
4) Place the hand piece down beside the phone
5) Leave it and eat

To really annoy them leave it 30 seconds and thank then for holding then leave it a minute and do the same. Keep increasing the timee.

We got to 5 minutes once. Sign0175
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