Gina Burgio, Mortgage Agent

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Do-Not-Call List in Canada

Starting this month, Canadians will be able to register their phone numbers on a national do-not-call list, but they may find telemarketing calls replaced by junk mail and spam.

There are also telemarketing exemptions, which includes:

  • Registered charities seeking donations.
  • Newspapers looking for subscriptions.
  • Political parties and their candidates.
  • Companies that have an existing business relationship with a consumer within the previous 18 months.
  • Organizations directing calls and faxes to businesses.

Canadians who don't want to receive marketing calls from a company with whom they have a relationship can ask to be put on the firm's internal do-not-call list. This would mean the company cannot call you for up to three years, even though it has a technical exemption from the do-not-call list.

When the U.S. do-not-call registry came into effect, 30 per cent of nearly $2 billion spent on telemarketing moved into direct mailing and traditional media advertising.

 

Gina Burgio

Gina Burgio, Mortgage Agent
VERICO Designer Mortgages Inc.
Toll Free: 1-877-345-6265
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Email: gina@ginaburgio.com

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Comment balloon 3 commentsGina Burgio • September 30 2008 07:51AM

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I've been registered in the US for years and just got a call from a company that I've never associated with or done business with and they ain't no charities...the thing doesn't work...and I've logged a few complaints and never heard whether they checked them out or not...I guess it can't hurt but even my cell phone and email is registered but I still get 50 a week.

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

It looks like the Canadian Do Not Call register is similar to the one in the U.S. I don't think Newspapers looking for subscriptions is exempt though here. The good news is you will find your telemarketing calls will drop significantly.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 10 years ago

Newspapers looking for subscriptions are exempt in Canada

Posted by J Brooks about 10 years ago

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