Because telemarketing has gone out of control it should be done away with. Consumers now can contact companies directly if they so choose. Furthermore, most telemarketing calls are no more than an invasion of privacy altogether with no accountability to any specific company. In todays world if the FCC really wants to make the best effort in preventing households from being manipulated into a scam it should simply make telemarketing calls - all of them - illegal. Things have gone terribly wrong in the telephone world! Especially when caller ID's read out a number that does not exist.