Stop unwanted calls
Do you hate getting an unsolicited telemarketing call just when you’re sitting down to dinner? Well, you’re not alone! We’ve released an infographic showing just how Australians feel about unsolicited communications. The results are from a recent ACMA survey about telemarketing, spam and malware—and we’ll be releasing more of this research in the coming months. One of the questions we asked participants was to what extent they find these types of communications problematic.
As you can see, the Do Not Call Register is a great way to reduce the number of unsolicited calls you receive. Managed by the ACMA, the register is free and is the place to list your home, personal mobile or fax number. Once your numbers are listed on the register, telemarketers and fax marketers must not call you unless they have consent or fall into a group allowed to make designated telemarketing calls. This group includes charities, research companies, political parties and educational institutions. In 2011, the ACMA surveyed Australians who had listed their number on the Do Not Call Register 45 to 60 days after they joined. Of those surveyed, 88 per cent reported receiving fewer unsolicited telemarketing calls on their home phone.
Last updated: 09 May 2013