Federal and State “Please-Call” Lists

I just received yet another call from a marketing group representing the Fraternal Order of the Police (FoP).

This is certainly something to file under the law of Unintended Consequences.  The fact is that as soon as I registered for the Federal and State “Do Not Call” lists that I actually started receiving more solicitation calls.

I started receiving calls from the “Fraternal Order of the Police (FoP),” Political Campaigns, and other organizations exempted under the law. While it would be hard to prove, it certainly seems that these non-profit groups are using the “Do Not Call” lists as a cheap and easy way to get lists of people’s phone numbers. 

In effect, these groups have turned “Do Not Call” lists into “Please Call” lists.  It seems particularly nefarious that organizations representing political groups and government employees would be exempted from the law.  It seems these groups should be held to an even higher standard.  

But then again, exempting itself from its own laws has become somewhat of a time-honored government tradition.

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1 Response to “Federal and State “Please-Call” Lists”


  1. 1 drmike March 30, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Pretty much. The government does have to publish those lists to the marketers so that those numbers can be removed. And considering it can take up to a couple months for your request to be made offical, it’s just a green light for marketers since it’s a confirmed phone number.


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