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Status of The National Do Not Call Registry - January 2019

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

Have you been receiving an unusally high volume of unwanted phone calls lately?
I have a spam detector app on my phone, yet daily I still receive calls with either a voice recorded message or sometimes absolutely nothing.

Robocalls are computer generated phone calls usually for the purpose of:
A.) Selling you something 
B.) Authenticating that this is an 'in-use' phone line

Please note that due to the current status of the government shutdown, the National Do Not Call Registry phone line: 1-888-382-1222 is not in service.

If you visit the website: https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx
You will see the following message posted - 

Due to the government shutdown, we are unable to offer this website service at this time. Information about unwanted calls can be found on the FTC’s website at: National Do Not Call Registry | Consumer Information

We will resume normal operations when the government is funded.

Comments (54)

Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Brian England - We'll just keep smiling anyway - and I hope you enjoy a robocall free day!!

Jan 18, 2019 07:27 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Joan Cox - I'm wishing for a robocall free day... so far, I haven't received any yet today!

Jan 18, 2019 07:28 AM
Joan Cox

Have already had 2, and only 8:35 am!

Jan 18, 2019 07:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That explaines Maria Sapio, Why I am getting lots of calls as of late.  Even from the IRS!

Jan 18, 2019 08:11 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Will Hamm - The scammers are always coming up with new tricks.  

Jan 18, 2019 08:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

There must be somebody buying from these people for them to afford the equipment alone Maria Sapio 

Jan 18, 2019 11:52 PM
Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale

I think we all would like to have fewer robocalls, it is a nuisance and disrupts the normal business people. Hope you having a great day Maria Sapio.

Jan 19, 2019 06:53 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

These awful companies are just buying up local numbers now and ignoring the do not call list.

Jan 19, 2019 09:36 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I can't imagine robo calls ever generating any business, but yet I still get many such calls a week.

Jan 19, 2019 09:37 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Thanks for sharing this information. Go figure

Jan 20, 2019 05:47 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Maria.  I'm not sure how good this service is even when the government is staffing it.

Jan 20, 2019 06:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Maria... I don't believe the volume of calls is higher because of the government shutdown... I've had more calls in the past before the shuthown. They seem to come in batches in my experience and it doesn't matter what no-call list you are registered on.

Jan 20, 2019 06:55 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Maria. Yes I have had an increase in these calls. Just one more consequence of a government down. Too bad.

Jan 20, 2019 08:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Maria Sapio,

I'm glad Peter Mohylsky, Bucket List re-blogged your post as I missed it. I've been getting about th the same amount of annoying calls and feel this Department has been basically ineffective. I'm registered and it hasn't stopped them from calling.

Jan 20, 2019 08:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Maria, for sharing this information.

Congratulations on passing the 500,000 points milestone!

Jan 20, 2019 09:12 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Maria,
I've never been convinced the DNC List ever worked.  They have their loopholes.

Jan 20, 2019 11:10 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Now that I am retired I take the phone calls and spend as much time as I have available discussing the "product."  Then when it is time for the close I let them know I am retired.... Wasting their time is what I consider payback!

Jan 21, 2019 04:47 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I too am skeptical about how effective this list is. The vast majority of all calls I get is spam. cheers cvc

Jan 21, 2019 07:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Maria. 

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 22, 2019 05:09 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

The funny thing is I am receiving fewer calls, Maria, since the shut down than before the shute down.I find this very interesting 

Jan 22, 2019 07:45 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I have been registered since 2011 and lately I have had a lot of calls...several a day. I hope it was due to the shut down and I see less now. Fingers crossed.

Feb 20, 2019 06:15 AM