Earlier this month, I mentioned that the Do Not Call list was about to expire, but today the Federal Trade Commission has decided to keep expiring phone numbers on the list. While the original intent was to expire phone numbers after five years to ensure accuracy, the FTP says they’ve managed to scrub the list monthly. Congress wants to make the registrations permanent, so the FTC is willing to hold off on requiring updates until the government decides on the issue.
Check your registration if you believe you registered about five years ago. Your registration won’t expire right away, but it doesn’t hurt to renew your phone number, anyway.
Updated October 25, 2007 and originally published October 23, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.