May 2, 2002

Sign Mom Up For Telemarketing No Call List And Give Her The Gift Of Peace And Quiet For Mother's Day

Missourians who want to give their mothers the gift of peace and quiet along with flowers or candy for Mother's Day should register Mom's phone number on the No Call list, Attorney General Jay Nixon said.

The new application period begins May 2. Those who signed up prior to May 1 will have an enforcement date beginning July 1. If you were registered by November 1, 2001 you may file a complaint by visiting the No Call website for a complaint form or call 1-866-662-2551 to register your complaint. If you registered after November 1st but before February 2, 2002 your effective/enforcement date is April 1.

"Missourians have embraced the No Call program because it works," said Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon. "Registration is easy, and violators are quickly punished. It's a simple formula that has led to quiet phones at dinnertime around Missouri."

As of April 22, almost 944,000 home telephone numbers were on the No Call list. Nixon said the number represented an estimated 2.4 million Missourians out of a total state population of 5.6 million.

Signing up for No Call is quick, simple and free, Nixon said. Missourians can register at the Attorney General's Web site at or register through a toll-free number, 1-866-NOCALL1 (1-866-662-2551).

Those already on the No Call list may file complaints about telemarketing calls by down-loading a complaint form or calling the toll-free number.

In the 10 months that the No Call list has been in effect, Nixon has collected $540,000 from 65 telemarketers who called Missourians on the No Call list. Among the money collected was $75,000 from the psychic hot line service that features Miss Cleo in its television commercials.

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