• Make sure your number is on the do not call registry, and go to their website to file a complaint.
  • If the call is machine recorded, don't hang up the phone, let the message play until it's over by just putting the phone down and letting it play. I'm not sure if it works with Dish Network, but with many other telemarketers, if they can get their message to play completely, they will get your name off their list.
  • First, if you haven't already done so, register on the National No Call list: Second, I would try to register a complaint. Look up online the number for Dish Network and call customer service. Also, I don't know if it varies state to state, or if all states have this law, but I think here in MO telemarketers can't call after 9 pm (I want to say 8 pm, but I think it IS 9 pm).
  • Does the state you live in have a do not call registry? If so, make sure you add your number to it.
  • Here is a link to the governmental FCC complaint record. Use that.
  • This might sound mean, but, my mom keeps a whistle by the phone when it says unavailable she let's them have it.
  • it would prolly be just as easy to get the # blocked.
  • Tell them that they are violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC). (47 USC 227; 47 CFR 64.1200). Advise them if they do not stop calling you; you can Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) National Do Not Call Registry. The Federal Communications Commission recently updated this law so that industries under its jurisdiction must also comply with the FTC's Do Not Call Registry. (47 CFR 64.1200(c)(2)) For more information about the updates made to the TCPA, see you can: a) Sue the telemarketer in state court (usually small claims is recommended) to stop such calls and/or to recover a penalty. (47 CFR 64.1200 (e)(2)(iii)) The penalty is actual monetary loss or up to $500, whichever is greater, for each call received after you requested to be placed on the do not call list. If the court finds that the marketer willfully or knowingly broke the law, the penalty is up to three times the actual monetary loss or up to $1,500, whichever is greater. If the telemarketer did not send a copy of its company-specific do not call policy, you can claim additional damages.The penalty for violations with respect to automatic dialing systems, prerecorded messages and facsimile machines, is $500 or actual damages, whichever is greater. The penalty for willful or knowing violations is $1,500 or three times the actual damages. When it was originally established, the FTC's Registry only covered those industries under the jurisdiction of that agency, leaving out such industries as telecommunications companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, and "junk" faxers. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has since joined the FTC's Registry to close the loophole. Intra-state telemarketers must also comply with the National Do Not Call Registry. To learn more about the FCC's ruling regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), see Federal Laws in Part 12 below. Web:
  • I bought a device that blocks unwanted calls. I even programmed it to block calls from a certain state and --- --- ----- calls :)
  • Say: "Could you hold on for a minute?" Set the phone down, and don't go back to it for 20-30 minutes. :-D

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