You’re trying to make dinner for the kids while they’re running around like crazy banshees. The phone rings and it’s some pesky salesperson trying to ply you some new insurance policy. How did they even get your number? Grrr….What a waste of time. Here’s how to put a stop to these annoying calls.
The Do Not Call Register is a secure government database where individuals like you can register, check or remove your Australian telephone, mobile and/or fax number to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls and faxes.
Once your number is registered, it will stay on the registry indefinitely unless you want the number removed!
How Does The Register Work?
Telemarketers have 30 days to recognise the registration of a number and to stop contacting that number. So after 30 days you should notice a distinct drop in the frequency of telemarketing calls you receive. Any organisation that calls a number listed on the register, or arranges for this to occur, may be breaking the law and could face penalties.
How Do I Register?
To register a number, visit the website https://www.donotcall.gov.au/consumers/register-your-numbers/ . All you have to do is submit your phone number(s) and your first and last name. Then once you click submit your number(s) will be registered!
That’s it! It’s so easy!