What Happens When I am Added to the National Do Not Call List, But Still Get Called?

Being added to the national do not call list is a step many consumers take to protect themselves from unwanted solicitation calls. Unfortunately, there are instances where despite being on this list, you may still receive unwanted calls. This can be frustrating and can leave you wondering about your rights and options under the law.

If you are added to the national do not call list but continue to receive calls, learn how a consumer protection attorney can assist you in dealing with this situation. If you are experiencing this problem in Florida, the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi is here to help.

The National Do Not Call List and Its Purpose

The national do not call list is a registry maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that allows consumers to opt out of receiving telemarketing calls. The main purpose of the list is to give individuals more control over the intrusiveness of telemarketing calls and to reduce unwanted calls. While being on the list does not guarantee that you will never receive a call, it does offer some protection against unwanted solicitation.

Why Am I Still Getting Calls?

There are a few reasons why you may still receive calls even after being on the national do not call list:

  • **Exemptions: **Some types of calls are exempt from the do not call regulations. These include calls from political organizations, charities, and companies with whom you have an existing business relationship. However, even exempt calls must comply with certain rules and regulations.
  • Scammers: Unfortunately, scammers often disregard the do not call list and continue to make unsolicited calls. These individuals and organizations engage in illegal activities and are not bound by the regulations set forth by the FTC.
  • Human Error: Sometimes, telemarketing companies or organizations may inadvertently call numbers on the do not call list due to data errors or technical issues. While this is not intentional, it can still be frustrating for individuals on the list.

What Can You Do About It?

If you are still receiving unwanted calls despite being on the national do not call list, there are steps you can take to address the issue:

  • Keep a Record: Maintain a record of the calls you receive, including the date, time, and any identifying information about the caller. This documentation can be useful if you decide to take legal action or file a complaint.
  • Request to be Removed: When you receive an unwanted call, politely ask the caller to remove your number from their calling list. While this may not guarantee that you won’t receive further calls, it is worth a try.
  • File a Complaint: Report the unwanted calls to the FTC and your state attorney general’s office. They have the authority to investigate these complaints and take legal action against violators of the do not call regulations.
  • Consult a Consumer Protection Attorney: If you continue to receive unwanted calls and the issue persists, it may be beneficial to seek the assistance of a consumer protection attorney. They can evaluate your case, guide you through the legal process, and help you pursue any appropriate legal action.

Contact a Florida Consumer Protection Attorney from the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi

If you are facing unwanted calls in Florida and need a consumer protection attorney, The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi is here for you. We understand the frustration and intrusion that unwanted calls can cause and are committed to protecting the rights of consumers.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and let us help you put an end to these unwanted calls. At the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.