Do Not Call registry exemptions, Shirley Rooker explains

12:06 PM, Jun 26, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You've placed your phone number on the Do Not Call registry but continue to be bombarded by nuisance phone calls from those pesky telemarketers. 

And now you wonder just how good is that "Do Not Call" list. 

Our WUSA 9 Call For Action partner Shirley Rooker helped answer that question.

Political calls, calls from companies with which you have previous business relationships, nonprofits and calls from contests that you entered will still come through, Rooker said.

Calls from companies who don't fall into those exemptions are actually illegal, Rooker said. 

You can register on the "Do Not Call" list on or call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want registered. 

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