Your Name May Be Falling Off the Do Not Call List Soon!

I recently did a privacy impact assessment (PIA) for a marketing company and remembered that the U.S. Do Not Call list entries expire after 5 years! Most people do not realize this…did you know this?

The Do Not Call Registry went into effect…yes, 5 years ago on September 15. Doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, does it?
Millions of people registered for the list…many right away.
However, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) indicates on their Q&A about the Do Not Call Registry:

“When Does My Registration Expire?
How long does my phone number stay registered?
Your phone number will remain on the registry for five years from the date you register (unless you choose to take it off the registry or your phone number is disconnected). If you register online, you may want to print the Web page for your records when your registration is accepted.
How can I find out when my registration expires?
You can click on the Verify a Registration button any time to check your expiration date. Your registration will expire five years from your registration date. You may want to print the Web page with your registration date for your records.”

If you are in the U.S. and don’t want to start getting a glut of telemarketer calls again…I know I don’t…then be sure to go out and re-register! You can be assured that most of the telemarketing firms are just salivating thinking about all the names that will soon be available for them to call.
Go here to re-register…or register for the first time.

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