For some time now, many New Yorkers have taken great delight in the fact that their weekday evenings are no longer interrupted by telemarketers. In addition, telemarketers must now transmit Caller ID information to comply with the law known as the Telemarketer Sales Rule (TSR). Joe Robach knows that this service has greatly cut down on unwanted calls and thinks seniors should take full advantage of the program. Some top questions about the Do Not Call Registry by seniors are the following:
Q. Does it cost anything to register?
A. No. registration is Free.
Q. Does the law apply to all telemarketers?
A. No. The law includes some exceptions, such as charitable, religious and political organizations.
Q. Once I register, when should I expect relief from unwanted telemarketing calls?
A. Your number appears on the registry the day after you call. But telemarketers have up to 31 days to take you off their lists. If you continue receiving calls after that time, you can file a complaint against the companies.
Q. How do I register by phone?
A. Call 888-382-1222 from the phone number that you want to add to the registry, and follow the prompts. You can only register one number at a time. The process is available in English or in Spanish.
If seniors would like more information on the Do Not Call Registry, they should contact Joe Robach or his office.