National "No Call" List
Any time you sign up for anything and give it to someone it is not only possible but probable that you have given your personal information to a place that will "share" it with anyone they want to. Be sure they state that they will not do this. What the telemarketers have done is something I have heard was used before by unscrupulous companies in the hopes that you won't read everything.
You get an offer in the mail, snail mail or email, it doesn't matter. It says you will get something free or greatly reduced in price if you return the letter. A lot of people don't take the time to read the whole thing. Down at the bottom, in VERY TINY LETTERS, otherwise known as "the fine print," it might say something like this:
"Returning this letter gives us the right to contact you by phone or other means."
"Returning this letter gives us the right to switch your phone service to our company,"
If you HAVE signed up on the "No Call" list, this would nullify that listing. Be very, very careful. Read everything before signing or submitting it to anyone.
Here is the link to the website where you can sign up for this national service. It is about time we had a way to fight back. Our phones are exactly that - OURS.
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