(09/18/2012)
The silence from telemarketers connected to the governments 'Do Not Call List,' is reportedly being ignored by some hungry telemarketers.

Sorry, political robocalls are still allowed.

Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows.

Cell phones can get on the "Do Not Call List," too.

The federal do-not-call list was put in place nearly a decade ago as a tool to limit telemarketing sales calls to people who didn't want bothered.

It has 209 million phone numbers.

Government figures say monthly robocall complaints have climbed from about 65,000 in October 2010 to more than 212,000 this April.

Fewer telemarketers are checking the FTC list to see which numbers are off limits.

Still, the FTC says the registry is doing an effective job fighting unwanted sales calls.


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