Remember back in September when the CRTC launched the anticipated National “Do Not Call List” (DNCL). Over 2.7 million Canadians registered within the first couple weeks. The mandate was supposed to stop telemarketers from bothering you once you officially register.
Well, the Consumers’ Association of Canada says the opposite is currently occurring, President Bruce Cran said “It’s a travesty. Here we have all these people thinking they were getting rid of incoming phone calls. Anyone who is registered should suspect their phone number is being broadcast to the four winds. The problem is that the CRTC sells the registry list online and specifically “in Toronto, you can get 600,000 names for $50”.
Great tax dollars well spent.