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Oct 27, 2009 11:48 pm

Have you, or anyone you know, ever been fined by calling someone on the “do not call list”?

Just curious…

I’m working on an old list from 2003 and I just put $10,000 in escrow in case I get fined?
Can’t you beg your way out of it?
"We bought a list and you were unfortunately on it, must have been an error?!"

Love to hear your thoughts!

Oct 27, 2009 11:50 pm

With Medicare Fraud ( I dunno if anyone saw 60 minutes on Sun) rampant, the economy collapsing, where does this rank?

Oct 27, 2009 11:55 pm

What’s more likely to happen is that your firm gets a few calls from people complaining about you calling them despite being on the DNC list and then your firm fires you.

  I don't check the DNC list.  However, it is very rare that I call somebody at home.  I only call a home number when I've been referred and the person doesn't have a work number.
Oct 28, 2009 1:41 am

Don’t give them your real name when you call.  If your name is Jim Smith, introduce yourself as Jim Thomas.  Then if it goes well, at the end of the call restate your contact info and your name as Jim Smith.  Someone you cold call will remember your full name by the end of the call 0% of the time.  That way if they get pissed at you at the beginning of the call they will report a crime against a person that doesn’t exist.

Oct 28, 2009 12:39 pm

I don’t know about giving false info, maybe a middle name and last name instead of first and last. But if not just say the software must have made an error “it has to filter millions of numbers” but I will be glad to take your info and update it to our firm list."