Hearing #1 On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - Sept. 13-14 at Georgetown University Law Center
Here's a few questions for your panel: What good is the National Do Not Call list if any artificial intelligent dialer can call my home and I have no recourse because the company calling does not give it's name? How can I have any recourse to file a complaint when an automated dialer has put me in contact with a telemarketer, who is working off a cloned number, that does not identify who the company is? How many different "Student Loan Relief" services are allowed to call me with offers while I am registered with the National Do Not Call List? How many "The ObamaCare laws have changed. Press 1 to hear how these might affect you and how we can help" calls should I have to put up with? How many calls saying "You requested information on our web site (no I didn't) about..." do I have to listen to? Basically, in the digital age, you're systems are failing. I do not feel like my information is safe if some automated dialer can call me any time it feels necessary while I am on your list. So what is the purpose of your list? If your agency cannot stop any company from contacting me, at their leisure, then who can? I'm tired of web sites handing out my information to third party suppliers so they can say "you requested..." (no I didn't). I'm tired of the fact that since my number is listed with ATT or in some phone book, somewhere, any company can call me with whatever offer they want. I thought this "Do Not Call List" was supposed to stop that? It doesn't seem to be working any more.