Have you checked the expiration date of your Do Not Call registration? Just a couple of weeks ago I realized that mine would expire in June 2008, so I promptly made a note in my calendar to renew it. You might want to do the same. You can check yours by going here.
The Do Not Call Registry law is an enormous blessing in my opinion. My home number gets very few telemarketing calls these days. I just wish it would be expanded to include charitable organizations and calls to businesses.
It baffles me why businesses or organizations for that matter, believe that telemarketing tactics are the best way to acquire new sales or contributions. If I were looking for a new man, I certainly wouldn’t start by opening the phone book and calling all the manly names. If I’m missing something, please enlighten me.
By the way, if telemarketers are still bugging you, you may want to look at a new article posted at Insidecrm.com. They say that the Federal Trade Commission has just slapped $7.7 million worth of penalties on Do Not Call Registry offenders. In their article, “Flip The Script” they give us 34 scripts and ideas for getting back at telemarketers.
I’m keeping these on hand for a day when I need a little extra fun. Go take a look and share it with your friends.