The federal government set up the National Do Not Call Registry in the early 2000s to prevent telemarketers from calling people who did not want to receive calls. To sign up, enter your phone number at www.donotcall.gov — it’s now a permanent list, so once you enter your number on the do not call list, the number stays there permanently.
Identity Theft can happen any number of ways. Some crooks get information by calling unsuspecting consumers at home. To cut down on your risk of telephone identity theft, sign up for the government's Do Not Call list at donotcall.gov.
It is National Consumer Protection Week and Ilyce provides you with links to sites that help you opt out junk mail, get on the do not call list, avoid payday loans and help you save for retirement.
Liz Handlin, who writes about job hunting matters for ThinkGlink.com, just sent me an email reminding me that all cell phone numbers are being release...
According to the website PrivacyRights.org, when the Fair Credit Reporting Act was amended in 1996, it required that credit reporting bureaus provide consumers with the ability to opt out of having their names and addresses sold to credit grantors for marketing solicitations. If you don't want your personal information sold, and you'd like to cut down on the number of junk mail solicitations you receive, here's the number you can call.
Many people are fed up with the amount of junk mail and calls they receive. If you want to stop junk phone calls, you can go to donotcall.gov and register your telephone numbers. Companies that do not abide by the Do Not Call list can be fined a substantial amount of money for each violation.