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Lifetime registration comes to state's Do Not Call list

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Beginning Aug. 1, the requirement that phone numbers on the state's Do Not Call list be renewed every two years goes away.

Officials say the 1.7 million people with numbers registered on Wisconsin's no-call list will automatically be transferred to a lifetime registration. The federal no-call list will govern the operation of the list. 

For those who have yet to sign up and wish to block telemarketing and other solicitation calls, here's the link:  http://1.usa.gov/1l1KdZG.

You can also call: 1-866-966-2255.

Officials say the no call list has been popular. In 2011, 2.3 million people had numbers registered on the list. Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection official Sandy Chalmers says instances of land-line service ending, and decisions to stop renewing every two years, contributed to the registration decline. Cell-phones are registered on the no call list, and solicitation text messages are also barred.

Chalmers says reported violations of the no call list remain higher than any other consumer complaint. 

Officials say DATCP has aggressively enforced no call provisions, with over $136,000 in fines assessed against four Wisconsin companies in 2014 alone.

 



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