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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:52 PM
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Is anyone here registered with the "Do Not Call" Registry?
does it work?

my inbox is jammed with fucking telemarketer calls, and I'm about to throw the damned thing against the wall!!!!! :grr:
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Misskittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:54 PM
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1. Yes, it does work. I recently changed my number and temporarily forgot to put
it on the "Do Not Call" Registry. I have been barraged by stupid telemarketing calls. So I just registered the new number and my cell phone number with the list.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:05 PM
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20. Yeah, me too. I need to sign up again.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:54 PM
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2. Mine works. I get maybe 3 a year who get through.
As soon as I find out it is a telemarketer, I hang up without explanation. They don't deserve one, in my estimation.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:55 PM
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3. Yes it does work, but it won't stop all the calls.
It will tone it down to a dull roar.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:57 PM
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7. at this point, I welcome a "dull roar"
I switched to Vonage last month.

I've cleaned out my inbox once, and still have over 50 calls in it.

and 100 missed calls. browsing thru the numbers, I see that 99 percent are telemarketers.

I am thoroughly pissed.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 11:18 PM
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47. It works. However - any businesses with whom you have established relations
like a credit card or a dept. store - can still call.

Also non-profit: charity and political campaigns can call. Though there was a bill, stalled in Congress, against robocalls.

This is hard. There are so many worthy causes that I would love to donate if money was no object.

So in the evening, when everyone is at home, we let the machine picks all calls, and, of course, no one leaves a message.

We had a hail storm here last month, and all of a sudden roofing and siding companies stared to call. And I just said: you are not supposed to call and hung up. And that was it.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:55 PM
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4. I resisted for a long time, then did it on the rec of lots of friends
Has made a definite difference...
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:56 PM
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5. Oh yeah. Pretty well.
And when it doesn't, telling the caller that you're on the list seems to scare them into hanging up and going away, pronto.

Remember that political calls and non-profits are exempt - so you'll have to deal with them, still. Although any good non-profit will take you off the list if you request - they don't want to waste time and money calling you if you don't want to be called.

And I think it all needs to be renewed every few years... I've got to check on that for ours, come to think of it!
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:57 PM
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6. I am.
I don't get telemarketing calls at all, except from the likes of AT&T or other companies with whom I already have a relationship (the DNC registry doesn't protect you from that). All in all, I may get one or two "survey" calls every couple of months.

That said, I'm not sure if it's the DNCR that's responsible, because I have no basis for comparison. I put all my numbers on the DNCR the second they were set up, so I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't.
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:34 PM
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29. Also, it does not work for business phones.
The worst offenders are long distance companies. I have solved that problem though. I listen to the pitch until they ask something like "How does that sound to you?" Then I say, "sounds great! I<'m really interested. Say, you have an office here in town, don't you?" They say yes so I say, "Could you sweeten the deal just a little? Send somebody over to blow me in the next thirty minutes? Not like I'm demanding that you do it yourself, you know."[br />
They get all huffy and hang up on me. (As they should.) Then I don't hear from them for months.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:58 PM
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8. Yes, it works. But they's better ways of dealing with them telemarketers.
And yer jes the woman, Catwoman.

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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:00 PM
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12. LOL, Faygo
:rofl:

that's the guy who beat up Rebecca of Donnybrook Farm :)
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:08 PM
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21. Don't fergit - four episodes starting at 9 EDT on TV Land.
Jed at Mammoth Pictures.

Classics.

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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:16 PM
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22. thanks, Doll
:)
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:58 PM
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9. I only have a cell phone , and I am on that list
it works for me
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:59 PM
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10. i have a private line and i am on the do not call registry and i get trash calls all the time
:shrug:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 07:59 PM
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11. Yes. All our #'s are registered. But it doesn't stop the calls from
mortgage companies, credit card companies, etc. for whom you are a client.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:00 PM
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13. I am, still get political calls and from anyone I've ever had doings with
in the past. I keep saying "take me off your list", some listen but some don't.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:32 PM
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27. The Registry won't stop political, charity and prior business
association calls.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:34 PM
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28. Yup, those are them. Otherwise it has helped a lot. Lot less calls.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:50 PM
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30. Agree. Far fewer pests. n/t
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:01 PM
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14. I am. The only solicitation calls I've gotten for years are for local candidates.
The only thing Bush ever signed into law that did a damn thing for me.

Of course we only have a home phone to support our alarm system to protect our cats.

We use our cell phones 100% of the time.

But at least the landline rarely rings.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:03 PM
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16. you were already mile high in my estimation
now, after hearing about the cats, you've shot up another 50 :)

:loveya:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:13 PM
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33. I thought you knew we had cats.
We've had a lot of cats. I've got one in my lap right now.

Noow hess layyng on mmy armms pushing my fgngers int ot the keyybooardd.

Get off! Stupid cat with giant round anime eyes.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:33 PM
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36. LOL
No I didn't know that!!

and I know all about having my fingers pushed onto the keyboard.

and having paws across them, too :)
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:02 PM
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15. Yes, it works. Just do it.
I put it off for a long time because I was paranoid about registering ANYTHING with the guvmint, but all you have to do is type in your phone # -- no name, no address, no anything else. It's painless.

sw
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:04 PM
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18. I went to the website, and they wanted my email addy to send me an email
which made me hesitant :shrug:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:17 PM
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23. I honestly don't remember that. I registered years ago. All I remember is that I felt relieved that
they didn't want my name or a bunch of other stuff. I don't know what else to tell you, other than I felt okay enough about it to do it and I have no regrets.

sw
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:27 PM
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26. well, I've got to do something
this crap has gotten totally out of hand.

thanks.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:03 PM
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17. Yes it works for the most part, but
there are some companies who are breaking other laws with whatever they are trying to sell (extended warranties on your car, "call this # because your credit rating is at risk" are two that come to mind immediately) and they don't respect the 'do not call' list. They don't respect anything! For the most part, though it does work.
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:05 PM
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19. Yes, it works,
but if you ever donate to a charity or political candidate and/or party, they'll forever more have your phone ringing off the hook. (At least that's been my experience.) I finally got caller Id and that helps more.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:26 PM
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24. Yep, it does work
and if you tell a telemarketer that your on that list, they cut the conversation off immediately.
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NEDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:26 PM
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25. Yes it works, yes it will stop the calls
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 08:54 PM
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31. Yes, it works with most telemarketers, but some local home remodellers get through.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:11 PM
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32. Here's a little tip for everyone.
Do NOT fill out prize drawing forms you see in places like shopping malls and on the counter at stores and shops. If you read the fine print, you'll discover that filling out one of those forms and submitting it in the prize drawing creates a legal "business relationship" between you and the contest sponsor, which means they can telemarket you even if you're on the Do Not Call list. That's what some of those "prize giveaways" are all about--creating a phone list of prospects.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:15 PM
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34. I did, and it helped. But I think you have to re-register in 5 years.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:39 PM
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41. Fixed......the numbers won't expire
Edited on Tue Jul-29-08 09:40 PM by tpsbmam
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107....

Will My Registration Expire?

How long does my phone number stay registered?
Telephone numbers on the registry will only be removed when they are disconnected and reassigned, or when the consumer chooses to remove a number from the registry.

https://www.donotcall.gov /

Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm .
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:17 PM
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35. Only got a cell phone here.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:34 PM
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37. what's the number?
just kidding :)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:38 PM
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40. heeheehee!
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:34 PM
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38. Yes and yes - highly recommend it!!
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:34 PM
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39. Works great! I have had a few calls slip through....
Edited on Tue Jul-29-08 09:35 PM by tpsbmam
maybe 3 since I signed up when the list started. I just report them. There actually have been fines levied for companies that repeatedly violate the list. I have it for both my home and cell phones.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:45 PM
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42. Yea it removes you from telemarketers list but...
...it seems to get you added to every phony baloney police and fireman benevolence scam list in existence. Thats my experience.

I pay to have my calls screened (Privacy Manager) before they get through and it is worth every penny.

Don
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:55 PM
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45. as I mentioned above, I switched to Vonage
and the phone service comes with a device that gives you the name and phone number of the person calling.

it's very handy. also, that's how I know almost all of my calls are from telemarketers.

:hi: Don
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 10:04 PM
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46. This service even screens the blocked number or no information available calls
Makes the caller identify themselves to a machine which then records them and then plays it back to me when I do answer and then gives me several options one of which is similar to DUs ignore feature. If I hit that option the person calling from that number cannot ever get my phone to ring here again under any circumstances. I love it.

Take care.

Don :hi:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:51 PM
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43. I still get some, but it has cut them down significantly
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 09:52 PM
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44. Yes - and it works nt
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 11:21 PM
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48. Been on the list since it first came out....
the calls decreased dramatically, now we don't get any calls from telemarketers.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 11:23 PM
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49. It works. Sign up for it. n/t
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 11:43 PM
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50. You can always deal with them like this guy does!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 11:52 PM
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51. Mostly it works.
There are still some assholes who get through, but it sure has helped for most of them.
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 07:05 AM
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52. Seem to work
I signed up for it when it first came out. Number of phone solitacians dropped significantly. It does not stop charitable solicitians (FOP, AMVets, etc), or political solicitations by candidates (Bush, Kerry etc)
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