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No-call list deadline Thursday


MADISON, WI (WSAU) -  If you want to sign up for Wisconsin’s no-call list, the deadline is less than 24 hours away. Jerad Albrecht is the spokesman for Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

He says you can always sign up for the no call list, but doing so now stops telemarketers from calling you April 1st.  "Once every quarter, we sort of cut the list, get it to the telemarketers who are registered and start up again.  People always wonder, Does that mean I only have one shot a year to it?  No.  We take registrations all year long, but every quarter, we just have to send the list off."

.If you get solicitations from telemarkers after you're on the no call list, you should report those calls to the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection."

There are some types of solicitations the no-call list cannot stop.  "Calls form non-profit organizations, calls that are coming in to you based on things you've signed up for.  Political calls are the once we hear a lot about but they're not written into the law as a problem."

You can put as many of your personal or family land lines, cell numbers and voice-over internet protocol (VOIP) numbers like you get from Vonage and MagicJack on the state’s no call list.

Signing up is free and simple by calling 1-866-9NO-CALL (1-866-966-2255) or visiting their website at http://nocall.wisconsin.gov.