Do others here have the same problem we do with telemarketers? They annoy us contunually, frequently calling at very inopportune moments--and this, even though we are on the national Do Not Call Registry and a similar registry in Tennessee.
Today, I e-mailed the Attorney General about this, as follows:
"Why cannot someone put a stop to these ubiquitous telephone solicitations from 'Rachel' at 'Cardholders' Services'? We receive about two every week, on average; and have been receiving these calls for the past two or three years now.
"Presumably, this is a classical phishing scam: These folks are searching for credit-card numbers that they can either use, themselves, or sell to a third party.
"But these phone calls are enormously annoying. Sometimes they come at very inconvenient times. They should cease. Immediately.
"We are on both the national Do Not Call registry and Tennessee's similar registry, which preceded its national counterpart. But it really does not seem to matter to these scammers.
"Since they have (obvious) contempt for the law, why doesn't somebody shut down their boiler-room operation?
"This is starting to become more than a little frustrating..."
Of course, I will probably never hear back from anyone at Eric Holder's office; or, if I do, it will doubtless be in the form of a canned response. (The man is far too busy suing those states that attempt to control their borders or who require proper identification for the purpose of voting, to have any time left over for a little thing like enforcing the law against those who cavalierly ignore the Do Not Call Registry.)
About a week or ten days ago, I saw a story featured by MSNBC on this matter. It seems that many are openly ignoring this list. Some are halfway around the world--in, say, the Phillipines or India--so they may feel immune to American law. But others are right here, in the US.
Has anyone here had similar experiences?