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How do you get put on the do not call registry?

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To put a number on the national "Do Not Call" registry, simply go to the Do Not Call government website and enter a valid land line or cellphone number. After a number has been put on the Do Not Call list, telemarketers are unable to legally call that number.

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The national Do Not Call registry is a service in which individuals can put their phone numbers onto a list of numbers that telemarketers cannot legally dial. Anyone can put their name on the registry, and once a number is put on the registry it will stay there until either the individual takes the number off, the number changes ownership, or the number gets disconnected. Use the following steps to put a number on the Do Not Call registry.

  1. Go to the Do Not Call website.
  2. Locate the Do Not Call government website by using a search engine or simply entering "donotcall" as a URL.

  3. Enter a valid phone number.
  4. Once on the website, enter a valid land line or cellphone number to be put on the registry. Enter a valid email when prompted.

  5. Confirm the number registration through email.
  6. An email will be sent out to confirm a number registration. Open the email and click on the link to confirm that the phone number should be put on the Do Not Call registry.

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