The Australian Communications and Media Authority ACMA have released figures that show an increase in breaches to the Do Not Call register over the past two months.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have released figures that show an increase in breaches to the Do Not Call register over the past two months.The Do Not Call register received 5000 complaints from unhappy households during May and June of this year; bringing the total number of complaints since the register opened in May 2007 to 25,684
Australian households have listed more than 2.4 million telephone numbers on the Do Not Call register, including about 400,000 fixed phone lines in Queensland and 750,000 mobiles nationwide.
The register is to stop unsolicited calls from telemarketers, although cold calling by charities, churches, schools, politicians, pollsters and government bodies is allowed within limited hours.
But despite continued reports about illegal telemarketing calls – hitting a record of more than 3000 complaints in May this year – overall feedback is that cold calling from telemarketers is in decline.
Penalties will be imposed on companies that breach the register.