Finally, SOME reprieve from those pesky telemarketers who seem to know exactly when you are sitting down to eat dinner, watch your favourite show, or blog about personal finance! :) The much awaited Do Not Call Registry is available to register yourself on for your personal home phone, cellular and fax numbers.
There are some exceptions and here is a list of entities that can still call/fax you:
- Registered charities looking for donations
- Newspapers looking for subscriptions
- Political parties and their candidates
- Companies with whom you have an existing relationship, or have done business with in the past 18 months
To sign up for the official Do Not Call Registry: www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca
*****NOTE: THE SITE SEEMS TO BE DOWN TODAY**********
But Wait! There’s More…
Canadian Capitalist pointed out earlier this year that iOptOut.ca allows you to also request to be removed from the calling lists of entities exempted from the Do Not Call Registry legislation. From iOptOut.ca:
Exempted organizations are permitted to make unsolicited telephone calls despite the inclusion of the number in the do-not-call registry. However, organizations must remove numbers from their lists if specifically requested to do so.
IOptOut takes advantage of this approach by allowing Canadians to create and manage a personal do-not-call list that begins where do-not-call list ends.
*****NOTE: THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY WEBSITE SEEMS TO BE DOWN TODAY******