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‘Do Not Call’ listing not permanent

I am on, or at least I thought I was on, the federal “Do Not Call” list. Recently, however, I received a rash of annoying mortgage refinancing calls. So, I performed a Goggle search to find out how I could report these calls after asking sufficient questions to determine the identity of the callers. I discovered that my phone number was no longer on the “Do Not Call” list. Why? I found out that the “Do Not Call” list expires after five years. I did not know this. I thought that once you asked that your phone number be put on the “Do Not Call” list, it was on the list permanently.

This is probably another example of the Bush administration’s pandering to big business at the expense of the consumer. Therefore, if you don’t want to be bothered by all of these telemarketing calls, you will have to renew your request every five years.

William J. Toensing

Nevada City

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