Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

When telemarketers call:

  • Request that they put your name on their ‚Äúno call‚Äù list
  • Request that your name not be shared with other telemarketers

If the same telemarketers keep calling:

  • Document the calls, including date and time companies can face fines

If you’re tempted to give money to a telemarketer, e.g., for a charity:

  • Request that they send you written information
  • Contact the charity directly to verify that the telemarketer actually represents them
  • Never give them your credit card number
  • Never give cash

If you’ve lost money to a dishonest telemarketer:

  • Be aware that some dishonest telemarketers promise to help people recoup money lost to telemarketers

If you don’t want telemarketers to call you:

  • Write to the Telephone Preference Service, c/o Direct Marketing Service, P.O. Box 9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9014 and request that your name be removed from national call lists


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