FTC Sets 31-Day Cycle for Telemarketers to Scub Lists

Share this content:
Telemarketers will have to remove names on the national no-call registry from their lists every 31 days rather than the current quarterly period beginning Jan. 1, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday.

The announcement follows a comment period that began in February. At that time the agency had suggested a 30 day-period, but it said yesterday that 31 days was chosen to provide sellers and telemarketers with the maximum time allowable to simplify the process of scrubbing their lists.

Consumers have registered 58.4 million phone numbers for the no-call registry, according to the FTC, and most telemarketers have complied with the scrubbing of their lists against the registry.

Among those submitting comment were the American Teleservices Association, Direct Marketing Association, Dial America, the National Retail Federation, SBC Communications and Verizon.


Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above