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Ask Marilyn: This Week's 'Strictly Personal' Question

Amy Cabretta of Prosper, Texas, writes:

Marilyn: My family's home telephone number is in the national "Do Not Call" registry, but we continue to get phone calls from charities that we have never done business with. These calls are annoying to me and my family. I have read that the "Do Not Call" provisions do not apply to charities. Do you think that charities should have the right to telephone people who do not want to get phone calls from organizations that they haven't done business with?

Marilyn responds:

No, I don't. I believe that cold-calling for the purposes of selling anything or raising funds-in other words, with any kind of financial objective-should be prohibited. And that certainly includes political organizations.
 
 
 
 

 

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