I absolutely hate those phone calls from telemarketers. They are bad enough when you live in a house but I live fulltime in a motorhome! Can you imagine getting a call wanting to sell you “vinyl siding” or some stupid thing you can’t possibly use!
Occasionally, the government does something worthwhile. Several years ago, the Federal Trade Commission set up “The National Do Not Call Registry.” You can register your home and mobile phone number and doing this gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can easily file a complaint. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.
Go here… www.donotcall.gov
On that website (very easy to use), you can register your phone numbers (put both mobile and landline numbers on the “No Call” list), you can verify if your numbers are already on the list, and you can file a complaint if you get unwanted calls from telemarketers. This is fast and easy to do and worthwhile.
I first registered my mobile number in 2005 and rarely, rarely receive a telemarketer call now—I probably average less than one per year! So the brief effort to protect your privacy is worthwhile.