Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Thursday, March 4, 2004


No Call List dirty trick

See if you believe this email:

"This is to all of you that signed up for the "do not call" law. This week I received a card in the mail that .. said "vote for your favorite cola — Pepsi or Coke — and receive a complementary 12 pack" It didn't look suspicious — but for some reason I kept looking at it.

THEN I FOUND IT !! At the bottom of the card there is a VERY small statement. It is SO small it is hard to read. Here is what it says— By completing this form, you agree that sponsors and co-sponsors of this offer may telephone you, even if your number is found on a do not call registry or list!"

That sound true, or probably just another internet hoax?

My friends, it's true. Coupons in the mail and on the WorldWide Web offer this or that, and hide a Do Not Call List exemption in the teeny tiny fine print.

Congress should outlaw dirty tricks like that.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA. 3/2/2004
Telemarketers overcoming Do Not Call lists

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