February 8, 2016

No Call list deadline

Today is your last chance to put your phone number on the anti-telemarking list.

Wisconsin’s No Call list aims to reduce the amount of unwanted solicitors to both land lines and cell phones; it also cracks down on unwanted text messages. Those without a texting plan had complained to officials at the state Department of Consumer Protection about being charged for spam messages they never wanted.

Numbers provided to the list by today’s deadline will be active by October first. Consumers must register every two years to stay on the list. Political and charitable organizations asking for a donation are exempt from Wisconsin’s No Call law, which took effect in 2003. Call 1-866-9-NO-CALL (1-866-966-2255) 24 hours a day.

Many illegal telemarketing calls come from outside the country, but the state cannot take enforcement action in foreign countries. Visit

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