How Does One Stop Telemarketer Calls?

I would like to know how to stop telemarketers from calling. I am and have been on the National Do Not Call List and have an unlisted number, yet we have been getting calls all throughout the day and night. I thought the government stated no one is allowed to call someone on the Do Not Call List or they could be fined, yet the calls are recorded with garble or music, so how can anyone do anything? If you call Verizon, they state they are allowed to call between the hours of 9-5 or something like that, but I am on the Do Not Call List, so they are not allowed to be calling, yet they do. I file the complaints with the National Do Not Call site, but I don't know what else to do. I even asked the Ellen DeGeneres & Anderson Cooper show to try and help. How can these places be fined when they can't even be stopped?

Can this be linked to unlimited phone access where these telemarketers are calling and then somehow connecting to your number to make free calls or something else??? Otherwise what is the purpose of them calling and only having music or garble play?

For instance (without listing their numbers), on 2-21-13, the same number called me at 3:31, 3:42, 3:53, 4:05, 4:33, 5:05, 8:45 and 8:47 at night and that is just the ones I marked down for that day - there could have been more.

Then today, one number called at 10:45 and 11:04, and then another one called at 11:51, then another called at 12:15, then another called at 12:19 & 12:53 and then again at 5:35 pm, and then another called at 2:45 and 3:01, and then yet another one alled at 3:38 pm...and the last one SO FAR was the one at 5:35 pm. I could have missed marking some down too, so there could possibly be more.

This is crazy and shouldn't be allowed since I thought the National Do Not Call List was made for this reason to protect this from happening to us. Is it just Verizon or maybe unlimited access customers or what???

Any suggestions??? Thanks.

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Specialist - Level 3

As a Verizon customer, you have a business relationship with them and the Do No Call registration does not apply to them.


Following is from the FTC.

Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls.


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