Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Bottom Line: Enforcing No Call
by Tiffany Tarpley

Wisconsin -- Telemarketing calls can be annoying and intrusive and that's why in 2003 lawmakers passed a state No Call Law.

"A consumer that wants to limit the number of calls they get puts their phone number on a list and then that list goes to telemarketers and the telemarketers know not to call that number," explained Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Sandy Chalmers."

Wisconsin is one of the first states to have a No Call Law in place. Chalmers said they set the trend for other states.

"Consumers complain more frequently about getting telemarketing calls than anything else they complain to us about," she said.

There are things you should do in order to limit the number of telemarketing calls you receive.  You have to re-register with DATCP every two years.  

There are some exceptions to the No Call Law; people who can solicit you over the phone.

DATCP said you can stop most of these solicitations by just asking the agencies or non-profits not to call any more.

To file a complaint with DATCP click here.

To sign up for the No Call List click here.