Time is running out to sign up for the latest edition of the state’s Do Not Call list. The deadline is Tuesday to put your home or cell phone number on the October update to the list, which makes it so telemarketers know not to call. Division of Consumer Protection Administrator Janet Jenkins says over 2.1 million Wisconsinites are on the list.
Numbers on the list expire after two years, but Jenkins says you don’t have to wait to renew your registration. Signing up again before your two years have expired will simply extend your stay on the list by another two years.
The list does not prevent calls from charities or political causes. Jenkins says it also can’t stop telemarketing calls that come from overseas, which has appeared as a growing trend. She says it’s not a perfect system, but it does still keep many types of businesses from calling your phone.
You can register online at online or by calling 1-866-9-NO-CALL. If you miss the deadline this time around, the list will update again at the end of the year.