Telemarketers can really make your blood boil, especially those firms that don't seem to know when to quit. Depending on how many solicitation calls you receive, you may have made a habit of complaining to your friends, family members and co-workers about these calls. While this may have helped you deal with your stress, it certainly isn't about to make the phone calls stop. Therefore, if you really want to make your venting count, you need to voice your frustrations to the right people.
Who should you complain to? You can always file a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or Federal Trade Commission (FTC). However, if you really want to vent out your aggravations, there is another place where you can file a complaint and join numerous other phone consumers in trying to put a stop to telemarketing, and other unwanted phone calls. This place is what is known as a caller complaints site.
A caller complaint website enables phone customers to complain about their experience with disreputable telemarketers, phone scams, prank callers and other unwanted telephone calls. It costs nothing to join, you do not need a membership, and filing a complaint is a matter of following a few simple steps and entering in as much information as you can provide.
In addition to allowing you the freedom to complain, these sites also usually provide its visitors with the chance to find out more information about the nuisance caller. Simply enter the number as it appears into the query box on the site, and find out if others have also received calls from this number, and compare your experience to theirs.
How exactly does a public complaint made on one of these websites actually benefit your situation? Although it will not stop telemarketers and annoying calls immediately, once you have complained and posted it on the site, it is then published publicly on the web. Hence, if another Internet user should ever search the number in a general search engine, they may come across your complaint, thus, it can serve as a warning for other phone consumers. Moreover, publicly complaining is a fantastic way to relieve stress and gripe about telemarketers with other frustrated phone consumers.
Dwayne is an old consumer advocate who has way too much time on his hands (the wife says) so he rants to his audience on EzineArticles.