9 March 2010
Re-register now to avoid telemarketing calls
It’s time to re-register for the Do Not Call Register for people who signed up in 2007. This will ensure you do not get any unwanted telemarketing calls.
Registrations for the Do Not Call Register are valid for three years. Anyone who signed up when the service was launched in May 2007 should re-register now to maintain protection from unwanted marketing calls.
The Chairman of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Chris Chapman, said more than one million numbers were listed when the register was first launched in May 2007.
‘It’s now time to re-register your numbers if you want to make sure you don’t receive telemarketing calls,’ Mr Chapman said.
‘Any numbers not re-registered by their three-year expiry deadline will be automatically removed from the register
‘So the best way to protect yourself from the days when you’d sit down to dinner and the telemarketing calls would start is to re-register your numbers now.’
More than 4.3 million home, mobile and VoIP numbers are now listed on the Do Not Call Register.
According to a recent ACMA survey, 93 per cent of people who registered their landlines noticed a marked reduction of telemarketing calls.
Mr Chapman said anyone in any doubt about when they listed their numbers should re-register them anyway.
‘It’s fast, free and easy – simply call 1300 792 958 or go to www.donotcall.gov.au, where you can learn more and re-register,’ Mr Chapman said.
Media contact: Donald Robertson, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7980.
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