Time to Renew Your DO NOT CALL Registration

The Do Not Call list offers citizens the opportunity to avoid most unwanted telemarketing calls. Under the law, the list is updated on a quarterly basis, and telemarketers have 30 days to remove new numbers from their call lists once the quarterly list becomes available. Telemarketers are subject to fines if they fail to comply.

The next updated information will be available to telemarketers on October 1, 2007. If you wish more information about this contact Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett.

Thanks to Pennsylvania Bar Association tech guru Michael Smith for the following reminder:

Pennsylvanians who registered their telephone numbers for the Do Not Call list in 2002 will need to re-register by Sept. 15. State Attorney General Tom Corbett kicked off a sign-up campaign this morning, as registration for the list is only valid for five years from the date of initial participation.

“This Do Not Call List has been wildly popular,” said Sen. Pat Vance, R-Hampden. “One million Pennsylvanians registered for it in the first two weeks it was operational in 2002, and millions more have registered in the past five years.”

Subscribers can register their names, addresses and up to 5 landline and/or cell phone numbers by calling (888) 777-3406 or by visiting www.nocallsplease.com.

The toll-free hotline and Web site are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Office of the Attorney General is responsible for enforcing the law and handling registrations.

If people do not re-register by Sept. 15, their numbers will be dropped from the registry on Nov. 1.

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