DATCP: No call list quarterly deadline approaching

Media Contact: Jim Dick, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

MADISON – The Labor Day weekend is almost here and the school year is about to start again but don’t forget to add one more item to that “back-to-school” list; sign up for Wisconsin’s No Call List.

The next quarterly deadline for registrations is August 31, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding Wisconsin residents to add their numbers to the list or to renew their registrations if it has been more than two years since the number was added.

The free no call service, offered through DATCP, covers residential land and cell phone lines. Consumers must re-register every two years to stay active.

To add your residential landline, cell phone or VoIP number(s) to the list, visit http://nocall.wisconsin.gov or dial 1-866-9NO-CALL (1-866-966-2255). The website and toll-free number are available all day, every day.

Wisconsin residents who add their numbers to the list before the deadline will receive protection from unsolicited telemarketing phone calls and text messages starting on October 1.

The list is updated four times per calendar year (January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1). The registration process is continuous, but those who sign up after the upcoming quarterly deadline will not be added to the list until January 1 at the earliest.

Political calls, calls from non-profit organizations and calls made in response to your written or verbal request or permission are not covered by the No Call law. Additional information is at http://nocall.wisconsin.gov.

For more information on the program or to file a consumer complaint, visit the Consumer Protection website at http://datcp.wisconsin.gov, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call toll-free at 1-800-422-7128.

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