A week or two ago we started getting lots of those irritating recorded-message phone calls, but I was too distracted to wonder why. However, after getting two in the space of 5 minutes, I wondered if the morons had done it again. So I went over to donotcall.gov and entered my phone number. Sure enough, this is the message I got:
Your phone number with the last four digits XXXX is not registered in the National Do Not Call Registry.
To register your phone number, click here https://www.donotcall.gov/register/Reg.aspx and enter your information in the registration form.
Assholes! They dropped me again! I am so tired of this incompetence! But what can I do about it? Nothing. So I re-re-registered our phone number and here’s the proof.
Your phone number with the last four digits XXXX was registered in the National Do Not Call Registry on 6/5/2007. Most telemarketers will be required to stop calling you 31 days from your registration date. Your registration will (or did) expire on 6/6/2012.
Visit www.donotcall.gov to do any of these things:
— to renew your registration before it expires
— to file a complaint
Print this email and keep it for your records.
I’m doing them one better: posting it online for future reference when they screw me over next time. Nope, I’m not bitter, just pissed off at how much of my time has been wasted.