I used to believe that the Do Not Call Registry was responsible for blocking all unwanted calls.
It’s not true.
The Do Not Call Registry is amazing at one thing: blocking LEGAL sales calls, i.e. telemarketers.
The Do Not Call Registry does not block, or attempt to block, ILLEGAL unwanted calls. These are the calls that drive you nutty. These are the calls you hate. These are the calls you can’t stop.*
Every day, I see people rallying behind the DNC Registry as a solution for scam calls. Every day I see people angered that the DNC isn’t “doing its job” when they receive scam calls. Every day I want to yell, “That’s not true!” but I am but one person in a sea of myths – and I don’t shout very well.
In an attempt to put such falsehoods to rest, please find below Hiya’s newest installment of “Fiction Meets Fact.”
*This statement does not apply to those who have already downloaded Hiya. That is, after all, what we do.